Sarasota Congressional Race Part 1 - by MItch E. Perry08/31/06
With the unpopularity of Republicans nationwide this year, National Democrats are hoping they might be able to steal a seat in Floridaâ€™s 13th Congressional District, which has been represented by Katherine Harris the past 4 years.
But Harrisâ€™s departure to run for Senate has created a free for all in the GOP race â€“ and has become one of the most expensive, and nastiest in the country.
The Democratic race isnâ€™t that nasty, although Jan Schneider is complaining about ads run against her by her competitior, Christine Jennings.
WMNF takes a closer look at this Democratic Primary race.
Tonight, WMNF speaks to Jan Schneider. Tomorrow, weâ€™ll speak with Christine Jennings.
We began our interview with Jan Schneider by asking about what she would tell Democratic voters in the District what are the key differences between her and Jenningsâ€¦.Schneider took the opportunity to blast Jennings for some recent mailers and ads (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?medical facilityâ€?)
Thatâ€™s Jan Schneider, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Floridaâ€™s 13th Congressional District. Thatâ€™s Hardee, DeSoto and Sarasota Counties in their entirety, as well as the vast majority of Manatee County.
Tomorrow night weâ€™ll hear from the other Democrat in that race, Christine Jennings.