Scientology card falls flat
Dwight Matheny of Dunedin doesn't live in Senate District 16, but he and many other Scientologists were glued to the heated Republican primary between Kim Berfield and Frank Farkas. The reason: Farkas focused two campaign mailings on Berfield's ties to Scientologists. For Scientologists, it was hard not to view the race as a referendum on community attitudes toward Scientology. Was it still political poison?