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Taylor looking way ahead in state Senate race



To read Democrat Fred Taylor's Web site, a voter would never know he's running in the Florida Senate District 11 Democratic primary against a 21-year-old college student, Richard Skandera.

"My opponent's campaign is funded by Tallahassee lobbyists and special interests groups," Taylor says on the opening page.

Skandera, for the record, has raised all of $2,000 from his own pocket. His campaign Web site is a private Myspace page -- you have to be accepted as a friend first. He pledged he won't accept donations at all. But incumbent Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, has raised more than $396,000. And Taylor has tailored his campaign for the general election already.

"As a practical matter, I've got to start looking ahead," Taylor told the Bay Buzz.

David DeCamp/Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:31am]


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