However, Gail Pascal Brown of WESH instead decided to declare the race over. She said that Chris Dorworth was the new State representative for District 34.
To be fair, some good Democrats called and complained. But according to one of the callers:
I called and pointed out their error and was told that someone else had called too. Then their retraction later in the news was very lame...Even when she did the retraction she failed to mention that he now has to run in the general election against Stephen Bacallao [Democratic Candidate], and two NPs.
Great. They made the mistake that hurt Steve, and now they answer by giving his opponent more advertising. Dorworth just spent over 100 grand to win the primary, he can afford to get his own ads. No mention of Steve anywhere, not on the air, not on their website.
I wouldn't cut up if that was the only complaint. After all, our local NPR did the same thing, this morning--saying Chris Dorsworth will face three "opponents" this November.
But I do think that if you declare the race for the other guy when the election hasn't even started yet, you owe the Democratic candidate a name mention.
If you think this is unfair, or that Gail should probably learn what a primary is, contact them:http://www.wesh.com/station/290180/detail.html
The local news doesn't need to give any help to the GOP in deep red Seminole county.