Cohn of Silence

Former local TV reporter to challenge Ross.

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Aug. 27, 2013, 7:20 a.m.

Former TV re­port­er Alan Cohn (D) plans to an­nounce on Thursday that he’s run­ning against Rep. Den­nis Ross (R). Cohn is a former in­vest­ig­at­ive re­port­er at WFTS-TV “who has oc­ca­sion­ally filed re­ports for ABC News as a freel­an­cer. … But WFTS let him go in June 2012 with no pub­lic ex­plan­a­tion; Cohn said then and now he doesn’t know why they ended his em­ploy­ment. He cre­ated a com­pany, AMC Pro­duc­tions, which has de­veloped pro­mo­tion­al videos for the state’s tour­ism of­fice and Tampa’s Cham­ber of Com­merce.”

Cohn said he hopes some of the no­tori­ety he gained as a TV re­port­er will help him in his con­gres­sion­al bid. Cohn: “We’re all frus­trated by the grid­lock in Wash­ing­ton. That’s not who we are.” (Tampa Bay Times)

Rep. Den­nis Ross (R) ran un­op­posed in 2012, though Mitt Rom­ney only won 53% of the vote in the dis­trict.
Kev­in Bren­nan


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