Class Warfare

Scheiber, Noam
November 2004
New Republic;11/1/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 18, p13
Discusses how an education background could help Florida Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Betty Castor win a tight race against her Republican opponent. Narrative of Castor visiting a Tampa supermarket where senior citizens are waiting for flu shots and hoping for health care reform; Dead heat between Castor and her opponent, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez; Career highlights, including roots as an elementary school teacher, serving on the local county commission, and chairing the educational subcommittee of the state Senate Appropriations Committee; Registration advantage of Democrats in North Florida for the 2004 U.S. Presidential elections, a way in which Castor may be helping U.S. Presidential nominee John Kerry; Discussion among locals about the "Tampa Tribune's" refusal to endorse U.S. President George W. Bush.


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