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Mar 11, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times
Board and Executive Moves

When you're an obscure, underdog political candidate, the traditional ritual is to introduce yourself as having stellar qualifications, natural political instincts and great potential to raise money. That's how you sell your viability and attract supporters when, alas, impeccable credentials and motivations are rarely sufficient to win an election.

So the Buzz asked Andy Butterfield, an affable, retired 25-year Navy officer planning to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, what mak...