Farkas V. Berfield V. Justice
Dressed in a bright blue polo shirt with a campaign logo, Republican state Senate candidate Frank Farkas walked tree-lined Barcelona Street in South Tampa last week, trying to greet Republican voters as he slogged to their doorsteps in muggy August heat. Most conversations were brief - until Farkas knocked on the door of David Taulbee, 41, who was well informed and full of questions.Farkas told him he served eight years in the Florida House.
"You going to make a career out of it?" Taulbee asked. When Farkas said no, Taulbee said, "It sounds like you are," and peppered him with questions about rising insurance rates and property taxes.
Street by street, door by door, fundraiser by fundraiser, Farkas, Kim Berfield and Charlie Justice are battling for what has been called the most competitive state Senate race in Florida. Full story is here.