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Volunteers answer the call, even for 'public nudity'

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October

Volunteers for both parties have made thousands of calls to voters in Pasco County. Some Republican volunteers say they have personally rung up a thousand people. Thousands more calls are expected.

That means lots of hours, sweat and a few wild-card issues from voters, such as the question about John McCain's stance on public nudity posed to a volunteer at the GOP's central Pasco office. Read the story here.

Historically, Pasco is a bellwether for the Florida vote, even if the larger Hillsborough and Pinellas counties receive more attention in the swing-vote rich Tampa Bay area.

Since 1990, Pasco has nailed the winner in dozens of statewide races all but three times — often within a few points. And it's traditionally the first county to report results.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:37am]

    

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