Congressional District 9, the Bilirakis legacy seat, is slipping off most lists of the country's most competive House races. And it appears state Rep. Gus Bilirakis is making sure to avoid calling too much attention to the race.
"We've said to him we'll meet any place, any time. We will cancel everything on our calendar,'' Democrat Phyllis Busansky said today, after taping a "Political Connections" interview that will air Sunday - along with a separate Bilirakis interview - on Bay News 9.
Columnist Andrew Skerritt saw Bilirakis at church the other day in Tampa, and noted the Bilirakis style of campaigning:
"We share the same values," he told the crowd. "I'm approachable and accessible. I am one of you." Faster than the congregation could say amen, Bilirakis was back in his seat." Full column here.