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Move over Rubio, a new 100-idea plan sprouts



Democrat Richard Skandera of Palm Harbor doesn't have any campaign contributions for his state Senate bid. He doesn't have a campaign staff. At 21, he's still finishing his college degree.Pt_291212_schr_candidates_7_2

But as he tries to beat Democratic rival Fred Taylor and get a chance to unseat Sen. Mike Fasano, Skandera has unleashed his own "100" plan -- the "100 Ways Campaign."

It starts with passing the Equal Rights Amendment in the Senate at No. 1. It ends with repealing "outdated" telephone and cable regulation laws. In between are repealing laws allowing for curfews and passing tougher building standards.

"I think my vision is important. I think I have a vision that many other candidates don't have," he said today.

Bay Buzz readers may remember the last time a politician adopted the 100 number was 2006, when then-incoming House Speaker Marco Rubio launched his "100 ideas" campaign.

David DeCamp/Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:31am]


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