Is Scott Wagman a liberal?
It's refreshing to see social responsibility and environmental issues on the agenda, as well as a liberal outlook. St. Pete needs to move in the same direction as the rest of the country - Comment posted on Scott Wagman's campaign site.
Is Wagman, a candidate for mayor of St. Petersburg, a liberal? Maybe. But for whatever it's worth he donated $1,000 to the George W. Bush campaign in 1999. Last year he gave $2,300 to Barack Obama. In state races, he has written checks to Republicans Charlie Crist and Cary Burns, as well as Democrats Alex Sink, Bill Heller, and Darryl Rouson.
Wife Beth Houghton has been a more reliable Democratic donor, having contributed to the federal campaigns of John Kerry, Kathy Castor, Betty Castor, Bill Nelson, Joe Lieberman and to the DNC.
Adam Smith, Times political editor