October 21, 2000
Sandler for public defender
Julianne Holt can claim some positive accomplishments as Hillsborough's public defender, including modernizing the office's operations and adding mental health professionals, drug counselors and other staff who deal with the broader problems so often associated with crime.
Bilirakis for state House 48
One-term state Rep. Gus Bilirakis is about as low key as a politician gets. Soft-spoken and deferential, he seems at times to want to please everyone, which can make his stand on issues unclear.
Scales for state Senate 11
If you live in Lake County and agree with Anna Cowin that abortion is bad, school vouchers are good and the intangibles tax should be eliminated to benefit the state's wealthiest residents, you have a representative in the state Senate who will fight hard to promote your views.
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Third debate displayed Gore's shortcomings
Al Gore's performance in Tuesday's debate again demonstrated his shortcomings as a candidate for our nation's highest elected office.