Y o u can hardly throw a dart at a calendar these days without hitting a campaign event for Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch. Facing a GOP primary challenger and an independent opponent in the general election , should he win the primary, Deutsch is replicating the strategy that enabled him to unseat incumbent c ommissioner Dick Loftus in 2010: Be everywhere, knock on every door, and shake every hand (and make sure a bumper sticker or a campaign event invitation goes in the other).
“We’re running a people-based campaign. We have more than 400 contributors,” Deutsch said Friday in the parking lot at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, after helping a supporter decide where to affix a new bumper sticker.
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