Times endorses Hackworth to take on Young
The St. Petersburg Times Editorial Board endorsed Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth today for the Congressional District 10 Democratic primary to settle who will take on U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores.
Hackworth is running against two other Democrats, Samm Simpson and Max Linn. The Times editorial board said Hackworth's "temperament and experience" make him best-prepared to "wage a long-shot campaign against the popular Republican."
The editorial said, "He has carved out a moderate record in Dunedin, showing particular leadership on environmental issues and civil rights. He helped balance the city budget without cutting services and helped the city navigate a sensitive transition in city managers."
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--Stephanie Garry, Times Staff Writer
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