Lakeland Voters in the News

Sometimes all it takes is a national election to catch the eye of out-of-town media:

Terisa Glover runs a grocery and gift shop on Kentucky Street.

“I’m worried about the working class, people like us,” said Glover, 40, who tends this shop each day “from dark to dark” but is unable to purchase a home and cannot afford health insurance.

“I’m looking for someone who will put their money where their mouth is, and not just talk about it,” said Glover, leaning toward McCain with her vote. “I’d rather have someone be straight up and say, ‘I don’t have all the answers.'” — Chicago Tribune

At a McCain rally at the Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City, voters who were thrilled to see Giuliani here recently didn’t even discuss him as a contender.

“I think he’s done,” said Chris McLaughlin, a Realtor from Lakeland who is now deciding between McCain and Mitt Romney.

The Giuliani camp dismisses that prediction, saying their emphasis on early voting could turn the race in their favor. Some 400,000 early votes are already cast, but the results of that balloting won’t be known until tomorrow. — Newsday

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