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Tampa council candidate assures he was born in the USA



Tampa City Council candidate Seth Nelson, who's running for Linda Saul-Sena's citywide District 3 seat in 2011, has launched his campaign website at In addition to outlining his positions on such issues as economic development, transportation and the environment,  the site includes a faux press release to assure voters that he was born in the United States and has a Maryland registration of birth to prove it. The release says it's not clear "whether this news could lead to a possible Presidential bid." 

In an interview, Nelson said he takes matters facing the city of Tampa very seriously. "However, I don't take myself very seriously," he said. "You have to enjoy what you're doing and have fun along the way. During tough times sometimes it helps to laugh."

Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:09pm]


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