Monday, June 18, 2007

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar Draws Opposition From 2 Sides

Belle Glade City Commissioner Ray Torres Sanchez says he'll challenge eight-term U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, in next year's Democratic primary. And Republican Marion Thorpe, has notified the state Division of Elections he plans to run on the Republican side.

Hastings aide Fred Turner said Hastings will ramp up his campaign if he has to. Hastings raised nearly $1 million against Democratic challenger Keith Clayborne in 2004 and won with 74.2 percent.
"There's no reason to use a scalpel when a sledgehammer will work just as well," Turner says of Hastings's campaign philosophy .


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