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UPDATED: Hackworth looking to bring Obama's liberal agenda to Pinellas? Check out Latvala's attack ad

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UPDATE: Bob Hackworth fired back Thursday, saying Susan Latvala is attacking him because she doesn't want to talk about her own record on the County Commission.

“I find it rather telling that the Commissioner can’t or won’t talk about the critical local issues facing
Pinelllas County after her ten-years of service on the County Commission, but instead wants to debate
national politics,” Hackworth said. See the rest of his statement below.

WEDNEDAY: Susan Latvala is going negative in her campaign against Bob Hackworth for the Pinellas County Commission District 4 seat. In her latest ad hitting mailboxes, she warns Hackworth is looking to bring Obama's "liberal agenda" to Pinellas County.

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 Hackworth's full statement:

FL—Today Bob Hackworth issued a statement in response to the attack mailer Susan Latvala
sent to voters in District 4 in which she suggests that Hackworth will bring a “big government, liberal
agenda to Pinellas County” if elected to replace her on the County Commission.
“I find it rather telling that the Commissioner can’t or won’t talk about the critical local issues facing
Pinelllas County after her ten-years of service on the County Commission, but instead wants to debate
national politics,” said candidate Bob Hackworth, “I’m focused on what’s going on here in Pinellas
County; we need to control spending, clean up special-interest influence in Pinellas County government
and get our priorities straight.”
“Susan Latvala’s fingerprints have been on county government for years and we have a bloated
government and higher taxes to show for it” Hackworth said, pointing out the 91% increase in property
tax collections during Latvala’s first eight years in office and the 61% per capital spending increase at a
time of very low population growth and no inflation.
“She’s forced to talk about federal politics in a county race because she’s been wrong on the things that
matter most to voters in Pinellas,” Hackworth continued, “and is now desperate to remain in office so
she can continue to do the bidding of the special interests who are bankrolling her campaign.”
“I’m confident that voters are on the lookout for a candidate who does not confuse politics with public
service.” Hackworth said.

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