Saul-Sena stays edgy with new ad bashing Ken Hagan (video)

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In our profile of the Hagan/Saul-Sena/Jim Hosler race (he is the independent candidate), CL asked Hagan about that charge.  He never directly responded, instead saying that his record at the BOCC meetings held bi-weekly at the County Center is exemplary, and perhaps the best of any active member.


One thing the ad (and yesterday's contretemps at the College Hill library) show, is that Saul-Sena isn't holding anything back in her desire to continue her political career on the County Commission.


Going back to when we saw Saul-Sena talk some trash about her GOP opponent this summer at the East Hillsborough Democratic Club (where she called Hagan "beige" because she said he's so non-descript), the relatively mild-mannered Davis Islands liberal has been fierce in aggressively going after her opponent.  Is it working? We have no idea, but we'll pretend we do when the results come in on November 2.

Earlier this week we saw Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan's new television ad on Fox News where he bashes  his Democratic opponent in the District 5 countywide seat, Democrat Linda Saul-Sena, alleging that in her zeal to challenge the furniture store Ikea if  it did not come up with a better, more environmentally friendly design for its proposed Tampa location (the former Tampa City Council member said she would "embarrass" the retailer), she nearly cost the city 300 jobs, Saul-Sena is following suit.

Airing this past week on Comedy Central and during Keith Olbermann's show on MSNBC  has been Saul-Sena's own attack ad, where she again hits the 8-year Commissioner on his absentee record on the boards that he sits on representing the BOCC.

Curiously,  there's quick visual of one of Tampa's most famous outposts, world wide, and no, we ain't talking about Bayshore Boulevard, Raymond James Stadium, or the "beer-can" building, but Joe Redner's Mons Venus adult night club.

(CL contacted Redner for comment.  He said that he's a big supporter of Saul-Sena, so he took no offense).

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