Tampa Bay lawmakers staring at stiff challenges
Five lawmakers especially are being pressed by challengers -- four of them are Republicans. They are: Sen. Mike Fasano, Rep. Rob Schenck, Rep. Peter Nehr and Rep. Jim Frishe. Democratic Rep. Janet Long -- who Republicans this tried to entice to change parties -- is facing a possible fight, too.
State Democrats want to capitalize on the pro-Democratic Party momentum nationally, writes Times staff writer John Frank.
-- David DeCamp/Times staff writer