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Saul-Sena "storms out" of editorial board meeting

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October

We don't normally draw attention to the endorsements of other newspapers in the area, but this one had some choice bits.

The Florida Sentinel Bulletin, a twice weekly catering primarily to African-American residents, came out with its endorsements of Hillsborough County Commission and School Board candidates Friday. Republican Ken Hagan, seeking to switch from his District 2 seat representing northern Hillsborough to the at-large District 5 post, picked up the nod. Even the editors noted that they seldom pick a Republican over a strong Democrat.

But they faulted Linda Saul-Sena, the former Tampa City Council member who is the Democrat in question, for being on the wrong side of several issues of importance to the African-American community. In fact, they said she "never supported our community."

Apparently the editorial board interview didn't go very pleasantly. The endorsement write-up claims Saul-Sena "stormed out of her interview."

-- Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Monday, October 18, 2010 6:26pm]

    

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