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Hurricane politics



Conventional wisdom in Florida has always been that hurricanes wreak havoc with political campaigns, especially for the candidate trailing in the polls who can't afford to lose any campaigning days. But in a state where eight storms have come ashore in the past two years, and many more have threatened, that maxim may be changing, especially in highly contested races just days from a final vote.Hurricanes still cause problems, but politicking adapts. Story here.

Meanwhile, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis announced today he's suspending his TV ads in south Florida starting tonight: "It's only appropriate that we suspend our campaign activities and stand together as citizens of Florida until the storm passes."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:41pm]


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