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Bogart is 'Done'

Kim Bogart's campaign has come to an end and the Democrat says he won't seek the Pasco County Sheriff's seat again.

Pasco County Sheriff candidate  Kim Bogart was hosting a watch party in the kitchen of his New Port Richey area home Tuesday night when it became clear voting wasn't going in his favor.

Bogart’s most recent bid to become Pasco County’s top cop came to an end even before it was reported that votes from all precincts in Pasco had been tallied.

Bogart, 60, is a former captain and major with the Pasco sheriff’s office. 

He hoped to oust incumbent Sheriff Chris Nocco. He ran his campaign this election season under the slogan "Public Safety, Not Politics."

But early voting and absentee results alone, projected on a TV in Bogart’s home, showed Nocco was gaining the upper hand on Election Night by a large margin.

Then precinct numbers started coming in. Bogart's family and supporters, about 15-20 people in all, were there to see.

Bogart was loathe to discuss the polling results.

“I congratulate Chris on his win,” he said. “I have a team that worked very hard.”

Bogart had run against Nocco’s predecessor Bob White for the job of sheriff in 2008 and lost by 4,000 votes.

When asked if he was going to run again, he said “I’m done.”

With 108 of 110 precincts reporting in, Bogart garnered 68,428 votes or 34.87 percent in Tuesday's race. Nocco had 127,813 or 65.13 percent of the vote.

cindy November 20, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Burglary is a sign of a downward economy.....oh please...there has always been burglary and it has nothing to do with the economy. More propoganda. And Nocco obviously isn't interested in learning of the problems of the people of Pasco or he would have talked with me when I called his office several times instead of having some lady from his office call me back who knew absolutely nothing and gave me no answers to the problem I was addressing. I then got a canned letter from him. And ya, those Internet Cafes...so glad he got all those old people under control congregating in those cafes quietly play their slot games and having a bit of fun and some free food, while the strip clubs are still going strong reinforcing that Tampa is well known country wide for their strip clubs. Pasco needs to get their priorities straight and get some good Police leadership, and thats not under Nocco.
Kathleen November 20, 2012 at 03:44 AM
@Samuel Clemens - have you considered contacting the Pasco BOCC to address this issue, or is it just easier to blame the new guy? -- @Cindy - wait Sheriff Nocco, Cindy is on the phone -- drop everything and listen to her. Grow up - Crime increases as the economy spirals downward. Those with even half a brain know this is true. "oh please" yourself. The nation is now full of "gimmee gimmee gimmee" and "do it for me so I can rest on my laurels and waste more tax $$$" Shalom & Kyrie Eleison
cindy November 20, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Um yes Kathleen, I do expect him to talk with me and address my issues. I pay his salary and he is suppose to be protecting me and my family. Get over yourself and your love of Nocco. Another brainwashed Republican I see...typical of the Pasco County righties who don't have a clue.
Samuel Clemens November 20, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Kathleen, the alerts first appeared after Nocco was appointed.....not placing blame on anybody.....it's obvious the new office decided upon this. The lunacy speaks volumes.......What could I say to change any persons mind regarding this? As for me contacting them regarding the elderly and youth being pharmaceutical pin cushions, well, I'm well aware of the ways of the world and though I hold out some hope, I do not anticipate seeing any criminal MD in cuffs via a Sheriff investigation. BIG FYI: I've wasted enough time contacting so-called elected representatives.
Samuel Clemens November 20, 2012 at 04:28 AM
By the way, those absolute statements like "everybody knows blah, blah, blah" are usually wrought with errors. I remember hearing Chuck Colson speak of this a few years ago: www.religiontoday.com/columnists/breakpoint/we-need-better-experts-crime-and-poverty.html Being that I verified what I thought to be "true," I decided to check some 2012 info: www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0612/US-violent-crime-rate-down-for-fifth-straight-year www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/19/murder-rate-falls-crime-figures Contrary to what "everybody knows," Cain did not kill Abel due to a down economy........sadly, the blame can be placed solely on the human condition.

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