Davis Keeps Panhandle Democrats in line by Mitch E. Perry11/01/06
Jim Davis continued his campaign today, saying that his support is state wide, including the conservative North Florida area.
Allen Boyd is considered a Blue Dog Democrat, one the more conservative members in the entire House of Representatives. He says he is enthusiastically endorsing Davis and urging his contituents to do so next Tuesday(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?I think thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what Jim Davis is all aboutÃ¢â‚¬?)
Suwanee County Commission Randy Hatch says in the past, his North Florida County has supported Republicans in state races, but says he feels good about supporting Jim Davis (roll tape#2 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?Jim DavisÃ¢â‚¬?)
Normally, Democrats supporting the PartyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s standard bearer for Governor is not a story. But for many years now, North Florida has become Republican territory, even amongst registered Democrats who now generally vote GOP on a regular basis.
Congressman Alan Boyd was asked if he wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t saying the exact same thing 4 years ago, before the Panhandle voted overwhelmingly to re-elect Jeb Bush, and ignore Democrat Bill Mc Bride. Boyd said that wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be the case this time around (roll tape#3 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?arrogant attitudeÃ¢â‚¬?)
Suwannee County Commissioner Randy Hatch says a lot of people in his area want to vote Democratic this year (roll tape#4 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬?that doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t work up hereÃ¢â‚¬?)