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South Florida Race Tests Partisanship Against Personality

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
Adam Hasner, the Republican candidate in Florida's 22nd district, greets senior citizens at the Mae Volen Senior Center in Boca Raton. Click to view a slideshow of Hasner and his Democratic opponent, Lois Frankel.

Later that Friday, Geoff McKee, the tall, easygoing principal of the 3,000-student high school here, stands watching a pre-season football game. He is familiar with both candidates and has kind words for Hasner.

He talks about his charisma and likability. "People here know Adam," he says. "They like him."

"Frankel?" McKee says. He shrugs his shoulders and makes a sour face.

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