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More bombs to come?



On Tuesday night, June Welch, 69, of Treasure Island, a registered Democrat, agreed to take part in a poll. She said it seemed fair enough until she got to the end when she told the pollster she would be supporting Jim Davis, not Rod Smith.

Then she was asked if she'd be more likely or less likely to vote for Davis if she knew:

That Davis missed more votes in Congress than any other representative; that he didn't vote to condemn the attacks on Israel; that he tried to keep cheaper drugs from Canada and Europe out of Florida; or that he was somehow involved in the Terri Schiavo predicament.

"He must have thought I was really stupid not to detect that he must be for the Smith camp," said Welch who, by the way, is supporting Republican Charlie Crist in the general election.

The Smith campaign wouldn't comment on whether it was their poll, but said that all campaigns, including Republicans, test positive and negative messages on candidates, including their own.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:11pm]


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