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AIF endorses Webster, West; silent on Southerland, Adams



The Associated Industries of Florida today released its endorsements for Florida's 25 U.S. House seats. The business group ended up endorsing in 14 races and it picked all Republicans. Among seats where Republicans hope to un-seat Democratic incumbents, AIF picked Dan Webster over Alan Grayson (HD8) and Allen West over Ron Klein (HD 22).

But the group was silent on the Panhandle battle of Steve Southerland and Allen Boyd (HD2) and Sandy Adams' campaign against Suzanne Kosmas (HD 24). Endorsements require a two-thirds vote by the AIF board. Check out the full slate of picks below the jump.

UPDATE: The Buzz earlier said AIF didn't endorse in HD12, but has since learned the group has endorsed the Republican, Dennis Ross.

    *  District 1 - Congressman Jeff Miller (R)
    * District 4 - Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R)
    * District 6 - Congressman Clifford B. “Cliff” Stearns (R)
    * District 7 - Congressman John Mica (R)
    * District 8 - Daniel Webster (R)
    * District 9 - Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R)
    * District 10 - Congressman C.W. Bill Young (R)
    * District 13 - Congressman Vern Buchanan (R)
    * District 14 - Congressman Connie Mack (R)
    * District 15 - Congressman Bill Posey (R)
    * District 16 - Congressman Tom Rooney (R)
    * District 18 - Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
    * District 22 - Allen West (R)
    * District 25 - Representative David Rivera (R)

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:45am]


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