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Bill McBride -- Tampa lawyer, husband of Alex Sink and former gubernatorial candidate -- dies at age 67



bill-mcbride-photo.pngBill McBride, a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tampa lawyer, died Saturday.

He had a heart attack Saturday evening while in Mount Airy, N.C., with family, according to his wife, Alex Sink, also a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

Mr. McBride, who lost the 2002 gubernatorial election to Jeb Bush, was 67 years old.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson released a statement saying, "Bill McBride was larger than life. He was one of the great business, legal and political leaders of Florida, and he is a friend that many of us will miss."

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[Last modified: Sunday, December 23, 2012 6:26pm]


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