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Politics mars nonpartisan Hernando race



BROOKSVILLE -- On paper, Tuesday's election for a seat on the Hernando County School Board is strictly a nonpartisan affair.

By state law, candidates James Yant, Gene Magrini and Robert Neuhausen are barred from campaigning based on any affiliation to a political party. It's been that way since 1998, when Florida voters changed the Constitution to keep partisan politics out of the school races.

But even if candidates are sticking to the letter of the law, there are Republican and Democratic fingerprints all over this year's election. Read Tom Marshall's full story on the political wrangling and the involvement of political consultant Laurie Pizzo.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:33am]


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