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UPDATED: Long says Dems pick wrong Janet as "all in"



Former lawmaker Janet Long said Democrats picked the wrong Janet when they sent a newsletter Wednesday afternoon that she is "all in" to run for Pinellas County Commission. The event they cite while extolling Long's virtues is apparently for School Board member Janet Clark the same day, Long said.

"I wouldn't do something like that at someone's house," Long said. As for the Democrats' insight into her decision?

"It might be wishful thinking on their part," Long said. "That's funny."

Former Florida Rep. Janet L ong, a Seminole Democrat, is ready to make her bid for Pinellas County Commission official, according to a newsletter Wednesday for St. Petersburg Democrats. Long will take on Republican Neil Brickfield in a countywide at-large race.

Long didn't immediate return a call seeking comment but here's the scoop from the St. Petersburg Democratic Club newsletter:

Dedicated Public Servant Janet Long
“All In” In County Commission Race

Janet C. Long has served Pinellas residents with distinction for many years, first as a Seminole City Council member and then as a 2-term Representative from House District 51.  Her noteworthy advocacy for unincorporated county residents, first-time home buyers, small business owners and seniors earned her the endorsements of the Sierra Club as well as the St Petersburg Times, who lauded the “clear-headedness” of her positions on key issues.
    Now this dedicated public servant is focusing on winning the Pinellas County Commission seat now held by right-wing Republican Neil Brickfield. 
    Long’s record demonstrates her unflagging commitment to lowering taxes, raising educational standards and funding, improving health care, finding new solutions for public safety, and making Pinellas a better place to raise a family and run a business.
    The official kickoff party for Janet Long’s candidacy is being held this Saturday night, March 24th , at Mary Russell’s house ....

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:15pm]


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