Hackworth's robocall targets Young's record on veterans
Days before the election, the Bob Hackworth campaign is robocalling voters with a message that attacks his opponent, U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young. Hackworth, the mayor of Dunedin, is challenging the 38-year incumbent for his seat in Congressional District 10, which includes most of Pinellas County.
Here is the transcript of the call:
"Hi, my name is Bob Hackworth. I'm the Democratic mayor of Dunedin and your Democratic candidate for Congress.
My opponent Bill Young says he supports veterans, but he voted to raise his own salary three times and then voted against giving the men and women fighting in Iraq a $1,500 bonus. He even voted to cut veterans' healthcare programs by $13 billion. Pay raises for himself and cuts for veterans. I'm Bob Hackworth and I approve this message because our veterans deserve better. Please vote for me on Nov. 4."
--Stephanie Garry, Times Staff Writer