Tampa Bay Times political writer William March talks with Lakeland City Commissioner Scott Franklin about his bid to unseat a fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano of Valrico. One example of Franklin’s “tough task,” he says, is that Franklin’s announcement prompted endorsements for Spano from the GOP Congress members representing neighboring districts.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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