Tampa Bay Times U.S. House Recommendations: Carlson, Combee

The Tampa Bay Times editorial board prized experience as it  recommended two Lakeland-area candidates in their respective primaries for the three-county U.S. House seat being vacated by Dennis Ross:

Democrats: The newspaper praises all three candidates but settles on Lakeland lawyer Kristen Carlson: “Her experience in drafting legislation and long track record of working in Tallahassee and Washington would enable her to be effective from the start.”

Republicans: The editorialists called Polk City’s Neil Combee “more practical than other candidates” and said he “stands out in this crowded field for his experience in government and with issues critical to this district, from water resources to agriculture.”