Payback time for anti-fluoride votes
Two incumbents who voted to abandon fluoride in Pinellas' drinking water lost their seats to former state lawmakers Janet Long and Charlie Justice, who campaigned on the issue.
For nearly 30 years, not a single Republican incumbent on the Pinellas County Commission has lost a general election. Voters ended that legacy Tuesday, ousting two commissioners among the board's more conservative voices. In the end, the races did not turn out to be the nail-biters that some had predicted.