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Gelber pulls in Tampa Bay endorsements



Democratic attorney general candidate Dan Gelber has snagged a bunch of endorsements from area state representatives: Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg, Janet Long of Seminole, Mike Michael Scionti of Tampa, Bill Heller of Petersburg) and Betty Reed of Tampa. All served with state Sen. Gelber in the House, while rival Democrat Dave Aronberg has only served in the senate.

Adam Smith, Times Political Editor

Rouson: "Floridians need strong leaders who are going to fight for their rights and protect them from unscrupulous practices. I witnessed Dan’s strong leadership skills on the House Floor and as Florida’s next Attorney General, he will continue to be a voice of reason on reforming the status quo and the way business is done in Tallahassee."

Long: "After serving with Dan for two years in the Florida House , I know he will stand up to protect Floridians who have been victims of fraud and dishonest practices. He has the mindset and courtroom experience we need in our next Attorney General. I am proud to endorse Dan in his new journey to serve the people of Florida as their Attorney General."

Scionti:  "Having served with Dan, I know he will lead the charge to protect consumers and be a real voice for everyday Floridians. Dan has fought against public corruption and wasteful spending and will put his skill sets to work as Florida’s next Attorney General."

Heller:  "I have met few individuals who share Dan’s passion and drive to bring change to Florida. Working families across our state need Dan in Tallahassee and on the Cabinet working to keep our communities safe. I am proud to stand with him because he is the type of leader we need working on behalf of Floridians. "

Reed: "I am supporting Dan because he is never afraid to take a stand and fight for what is right.  He has always been the first to demand accountability and has long been a champion of transparency and an open government."

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