Kathy Castor, meet the ‘A’ Team

That Castor, a Tampa Democrat, appears vulnerable hasn’t gone unnoticed by Castor, who appears concerned, as evident by her early hosting of big-dollar fundraisers with supporters. She’s also working to gin up her liberal base, as demonstrated a few weeks ago when she began engaging in the traditional Democratic campaign tactic of “Mediscare” (that is, scaring seniors into thinking Republicans want to take away Medicare benefits)

BY CHRIS INGRAM

Special Correspondent, The Tampa Tribune

Published April 26, 2011

With the scent of the tea party’s brew in the air, at least two “A”-team candidates smell political opportunity and look like they will square off against each other in hope of facing U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor next year.

Driving them is the slow erosion of Castor’s ballot numbers, frustration with Washington and the size of government, Castor’s lifeless constituent service and hopes for a more Republican makeup of the district following reapportionment. 

That Castor, a Tampa Democrat, appears vulnerable hasn’t gone unnoticed by Castor, who appears concerned, as evident by her early hosting of big-dollar fundraisers with supporters. She’s also working to gin up her liberal base, as demonstrated a few weeks ago when she began engaging in the traditional Democratic campaign tactic of “Mediscare” (that is, scaring seniors into thinking Republicans want to take away Medicare benefits).

Click here to read the full column in the Tampa Tribune.

10 thoughts on “Kathy Castor, meet the ‘A’ Team”

  1. Let me get the point of this article: Two Republicans running, One a Progressive (Sharpe)who can justify spending non-existent Fed Fiat Money for “Infrastructure”, the other an unknown who will appeal to Conservatives (Mike Bennett)who is a “carpetbagger or teabagger). BUT it doesn’t really matter because even with re-districting Democrats will dominate in registration and Kathy Castor will win again.So, What’s the Use?
    This blog is anything but Irreverent and anything but Conservative, but it is a fine example of the Tampa/Hillsborough Mindset.

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  2. Time for her to pack her bags and disappear. Now, only if she could take Debbie Wasserman “I know nothing” Schultz with her!

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  3. Hey Joe, With the prevailing nanny welfare sentiment in Hillsborough; Miss Debbie may even move to Tampa!
    and Kathy C. is going to write “The Reverent View” for the die hard Dimicrat Socialists that dominate your side of the Bay.

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  4. GenEarly, I live in Pasco where we don’t have to listen to Deb or Kathy. I just follow their escapades for the entertainment value!
    As far as your comment “This blog is anything but Irreverent and anything but Conservative, but it is a fine example of the Tampa/Hillsborough Mindset.” I wholeheartedly agree, but I can’t find anything else that I can stomach. Since I refuse to read the St Pete Slimes or the Trib, all I get here is the 2x a week freebie they toss in my driveway, and reading the libtard lockstep, brainless drivel that Marty Moore submits in every issue, is enough to make my head explode!

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  5. Based on the Florida League of Women Voter’s concept of what the district may look like after reapportionment and in light of Amendment 6, Castor needs to start looking for another job. And Bennett isn’t from Tampa which will not fly with the voters here.

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  6. Please identify ONE significant thing that mark Sharpe has done while on the government payroll except cash his check every two weeks! This man is a complainer who has not introduced one ordinance or solved one problem. He focused all of his time on getting rid of the county administrator so that he could put another idiot in her place-now, government is much worse off with Mike and his bunch of democrats running the place. Mark Sharpe is an example of a really big mouth with nothing coming out. Other than riding the skirt tails of Pam Iorio and the doomed train he does not have an agenda or voice. He is not a leader and has not ever been elected to the Chairmanship because he talk in circles and makes poor decisions. Have you ever met with him; he only listens to himself talk. He doesn’t learn anything. If you elect him to defeat Kathy Castor,you will be worse off

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  7. Joe, I’m in Pinellas, really only marginally better than Hillsborough, with Bill”Porkum”Young who does vote Republican,but not always Constitutional or Conservative.We need a new person in Congress that hasn’t Contributed to our Bankruptcy.Pasco is probably better off with Billirakis, but still a “family hand me down”.Primary Them! If someone would only step up from the business community.

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