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Pinellas' Calvin Harris: 'I didn't reinvent myself'



Pinellas County Commissioner Calvin Harris brushed off suggestions by some supporters that he's at risk for an unexpected loss Nov. 2 against Norm Roche. Harris, a Democrat, faces Roche, who is running as a Republican after unsuccessfully seeking a commission seat as a Democrat.

"I think people see I didn’t reinvent myself for this election. I think I’m the same positive guy," Harris said Monday.

Harris, a commissioner since 1997, downplayed risks he'll lose given the predictions of a Republican rush at the polls, though he said he is taking the race seriously.

"I do feel good about it. We’ve always said it’s going to be a long, tough campaign," Harris said, saying the forums have been a great chance to spread his message.

"People know the job we’re doing in Pinellas County, and people know we’re on the right footing," Harris said.


[Last modified: Monday, October 25, 2010 4:23pm]


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