Sarasota News Leader

03/29/2013

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FORMING THE 'ABC CLUB' Linda Holland/Photo by Norman Schimmel ANALYSIS: UNUSUAL ENDORSEMENTS ADD SPICE TO CITY RACE By Stan Zimmerman City Editor While most people can follow the elaborate schemes used in sports to reveal the champion team, the City of Sarasota's rather simple election cycle seems to defy the understanding of newcomers. And that is not helped when the players start using novel tactics. the next two at-large city commissioners. Think of it as the "heat" and then the "finals." But in politics — unlike sports — the losers can boost the chances of winners by endorsing them. The losers urge their supporters to switch allegiance to one of the winners. On March 12 city voters narrowed a field of On Tuesday, March 26, two of the three cansix candidates to three. Those three are now didates who did not prevail in the March 12 running towards a May 14 election to decide primary endorsed two of the three candidates

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