Henry Raines on Sarasota Politics

09/06/06

In the Sarasota, Manatee County area last night, Republican Vern Buchanan and Democrat Christine Jennings emerged from harsh primary battles to face each other in what should be an extremely expensive race for the District 13 Congressional seat being vacated by Katherine Harris.

Jennings defeated Jan Schneider easily, by a 64 to 36 percent margin. Jennings was favored by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee out of Washington.
She ended the campaign with nearly a million dollars in her coffers, which she’ll need against Vern Buchanon, who owns car dealerships.

Henry Raines is the host of “American AM’, heard daily on WWPR, 1490 AM in the Sarasota-Manatee County area. WMNF asked him if he believes the Democrat, Christine Jennings, can beat Vern Buchanon this November (roll tape#1 o.q.�it just seems to go on and on�)

That’s Manatee County Radio Talk show Host Henry Raines, speaking to us today about the Congressional race in the 13th District, paring Republican Vern Buchanon against Democrat Christine Jennings, in an open seat that Democrats nationally think they can flip to their side this fall.

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