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Davis and the Dam



The Smith campaign has found an old Legislative vote that shows that back in 1993 Jim Davis voted to preserve the Rodman Dam while conducting a study on a dam. Also Davis voted for preserving it in a 1995 budget bill, says the Smith campaign (using a tactic perfected by the Davis campaign of attacking a vote on an issue buried within a big budget).

Davis is now a proponent of restoring the Ocklawaha River. Smith is now in favor of a compromise that would allow some bass fishing in the reservoir created by the dam, while partially restoring the river. Smith had been against tearing down the dam.


Davis campaign says the 1993 vote was  for a study that concluded the dam should be torn down. Davis has always been for restoring the river and tearing down the dam, they say.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:13pm]


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