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Russell gets Ledger's endorsement. Seriously.

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October

Well, this came as a surprise when it arrived in the Bay Buzz's e-mail this morning. The editorial board at Lakeland Ledger endorsed Democrat John Russell for Congress instead of incumbent Republican Ginny Brown-Waite.

In the Democratic primary earlier this year, some newspaper editorial boards refused to endorse any candidate. The Orlando Sentinel editorial board put it this way: "We Think: The Democrats deserve better candidates." So this is quite a turnaround. And possibly the first time Russell received an editorial board endorsement in the general election.

John Frank, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:38am]

    

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