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'Ag' hopeful Copeland gets endorsement



Eric Copeland, Democratic nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, said Thursday that he got the backing of the Florida Consumer Action Network. “This is an endorsement I really wanted and it underscores the essential difference between me and the incumbent,” he said.

During the 2006 legislative session, FCAN and Copeland asked legislators to "audit the expensive and failed citrus canker program designed and administered by incumbent Charles Bronson," a news release stated. It claims Bronson's "failed" program has cost taxpayers more than $1 billion and exposed taxpayers to potentially a $1 billion more in liability.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:15pm]


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