The Polk County Democrat

The Polk County Democrat is a newspaper published in Bartow, Florida, Polk County, Florida. It is a semi-weekly paper which began publication in 1931 and is the only newspaper published within Bartow.[1] The paper endorsed the U.S. Senate campaign of Katherine Harris, a graduate of Bartow High School.[2] The Democrat was run by members of the Frisbie family for many years.[3] It is owned by Sun Coast Media Group.[3] Louise Kelley Frisbie was a columnist at the paper.


  1. "Polk County Democrat". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  2. James Joyner (October 30, 2006). "Katherine Harris 0–22 in Florida Newspaper Endorsements". Outside the Beltway.
  3. 1 2 Polk County Democrat Publisher Frisbie to Retire After 45 Years; S.I. Frisbie, publisher of the Polk County Democrat, will retire from the family-run business after 45 years as a journalist by Ernst Peters The Ledger
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