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Why Iorio should run. And why not



Iorio_4 She's a popular big-city mayor from Florida's most important political region. But she can't stand partisan politics and is a stranger to most Floridians. Should Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio run for Senate?

"You don't make a decision like this lightly. You have to look at a statewide race, you have to look at the job itself,'' Iorio said, giving no time-frame for deciding. "The mayor's job comes first, so it's not as if I have all this time just to talk to everyone in the world about running for any other office."

We're glad to help. Here are four reasons Iorio should run for the Senate seat to be vacated by Mel Martinez in 2010 and four reasons she shouldn't.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:27pm]


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