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Pasco's bellwether status fades



Over the past two decades, Pasco became known for two things: The election results came in the earliest of anywhere in Florida, and they almost invariably indicated the mood of voters beyond Pasco. But John McCain's success here last week has shaken the county's reputation as a bellwether.

The results arrived first again Tuesday — but they were opposite the national and state results. Barack Obama solidly won Florida in securing the White House, but McCain carried Pasco by 7,700 votes.

Read David DeCamp's analysis here.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:40am]


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