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On the road with the Smiths



Five of six family members joined Rod Smith in his three-day "Straight Talk" tour last week, which started in Gainesville and ended in Fort Lauderdale. The family spent most of the time in a borrowed (from a cousin) and often warm 39-foot RV, whose chugging air conditioner drizzled condensation from the ceiling.

"For three days and for three nights we've been in a bus together, and we're still getting along," Smith announced to great applause at his 20th and final stop Thursday evening to about 75 Fort Lauderdale Democrats at a firefighter union hall that smelled of years of cigarette smoke.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:08pm]


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