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Election Day photos: Hernando County



Running for Brooksville City Council Group 3, Vice Mayor Frankie Burnett, accompanied by his grandson Fabian Burnett, Jr., waved at voters entering the precinct 11 polling place at the Bread of Life Pentecostal Church of God in Brooksville on Tuesday, 11/4/08.  [Lance Aram Rothstein, Times]

County commission candidate John Druzbick waves to voters in the parking lot at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville Tuesday.  [Will Vragovic, Times]

Cora Redding, 17, picks out at "B'Ville 4 Obama" t-shirt at Paul Boston's tent on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Brooksville Tuesday. Boston has been out most weekends since June to encourage people to vote. "Even if Obama doesn't win its still exciting to have a black candidate go as far as he has," Redding said.  [Will Vragovic, Times]

LaDonna Garman, 31, (left) holds her daughter Parker Garman, 5, after picking her up from Happyland Daycare on Tuesday, 11/4/08. Happyland owner Cassandra Clayton, 41 (right), stood outside her business watching voters enter the Precinct 11 polling place at the Bread of Life Pentecostal Church of God across the street in Brooksville. Garman, a lifelong Republican, said that Clayton and her employees have convinced her to vote for Barack Obama. The two stood in the street talking politics as voters trickled in and out of the precinct. "I've always been a Republican ever since I started voting," said Garman. My family has always said that the Democrats were for higher taxes. But (Clayton) has been telling me how Obama is really for helping out the middle and lower class." [Lance Aram Rothstein, Times]

Hernando County Commissioner Diane Rowden talks with Jason Melton, statehouse candidate, District 44, in the parking lot of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Spring Hill Tuesday. Melton said that while voter turnout was slow, he felt that it may be a good sign for Democrats. [Will Vragovic, Times]

Republican congressional candidate Ginny Brown-Waite chats with other campaigners at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Spring Hill Tuesday.  [Will Vragovic, Times]


Spring Hill firefighters Jim Kessner (left) and Donald Lambert try to influence voters at Grace Presbyterian Church in Spring Hill, which serves as the polling place for Districts 19 and 20, on Tuesday. (Lance Aram Rothstein, Times)


People with campaign signs wave at voters arriving at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Spring Hill, the polling place for Districts 15 and 20. (Lance Aram Rothstein, Times)


Cory Hargrave sits in his vehicle surrounded by campaign signs at Grace Presbyterian in Spring Hill. (Lance Aram Rothstein, Times)

Megan Sacks, 15, gives the thumbs up as she stands next to a McCain-Palin campaign sign at Grace Presbyterian Church in Spring Hill. "Everyone at school was wearing these Obama shirts and Obama buttons and I wanted to be different," said Megan, who came to vote with her mother, Tracy Sacks. "So we had this Republican fabric at home and my mom made me this outfit to wear to school today."  (Lance Aram Rothstein, Times)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:39am]


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