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Schorsch trashes Jamie Bennett

Mayoral hopeful Jamie Bennett intentionally tried to influence neighborhood presidents and community leaders with free baseball tickets to the city's suite at Tropicana Field, said a campaign organizer fired Friday over the controversy.

But campaign manager Peter Schorsch's allegations don't stop there. Schorsch said he and Bennett plotted and schemed to discredit other candidates and misled the public about their dirty campaign tactics, even going as far as to entice homeless people to crash rival Kathleen Ford's news conference.

"Mr. Nice Guy is not that," Schorsch said Saturday, a day after he admitted giving a neighborhood president baseball tickets in a campaign folder filled with political literature and a letter requesting an election contribution. "He wanted to be the big city mayor for a long time, and the animal inside came out."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:52am]

    

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