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Bill McCollum announces pro-life endorsements

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A group of conservative pro-life leaders have just announced their support for Bill McCollum over Rick Scott. An e-mail from Orlando activist John Stemberger reads: "There is now a clear consensus among the leadership of the conservative pro-life and pro-family movement that Bill McCollum is the only candidate we to trust to stand in support of life, marriage and family issues. Grassroots leaders in virtually every region of the state are supporting Bill McCollum and the numbers are growing daily.  We will not allow our state to be bought by a Texas billionaire lawyer who has lived here for only less than a decade.”

(We assume the "Texas billionaire" is Scott, who lists his net worth as $218 million and grew up in the Midwest. He has spent about 20 years in Texas, before moving to Florida seven years ago.) The full list of endorsers is below:

Alachua:
Pastor Richard G. Cicio, Gainesville
 
Broward:
Barbara Collier, Fort Lauderdale
Scott Spages, Faith Forum
 
Duval:
Steve Wise, Jacksonville
Jared Powers, Jacksonville
Raymond Johnson, Jacksonville
 
Escambia: 
Dr. John Baehr III, MD, Pensacola
 
Indian River:
Dr. Craig McGarvey
 
Collier:
Jim Finnegan, Naples
Kathleen Sullivan, Naples
 
Escambia :
Father Jack Gray
 
Hillsborough :
Pastor Travis Smith, Hillside Baptist Church*, Tampa
Pastor Jack L. Martin Sr., Praise Family Worship Center*, Fire Chaplin
 
Leon:
Richard Albertson, Tallahassee
Carole Griffin, President, Florida Eagle Forum*, Tallahassee
Pam Olsen, National Day of Prayer*, Tallahassee
 
Miami/Dade:
Sara Leon, Miami Dade Christian Coalition*, Miami
Rev. Richard and Bonnie Lucas, Miami
Robert Rosasco, Miami
 
Marion:
Russ Amerling, Ocala
Dennis Baxley, Former Executive Director of the Christian Coalition, Ocala
 
Orange:
Pastor Jerry Creel, Conservative Ministers of Central Florida
Pastor Dan Green, Eastland Baptist Church*, Orlando
Rafeal Neves, USA Brazilian Family Values*, Orlando
Tomas Lares, National Day of Prayer *; Orlando
B.J. West, Winter Park
Danielle Hilson, Mother, Conservative Activist, Apopka
Michael A. Schrimsher, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform*, Orlando
John Stemberger, Chairman, Florida Family Action-PAC
Walt Meloon, Orlando
Mat Staver, President, Liberty Counsel*, Orlando, FL / Lynchburg, VA
Linda Rooks, Author, Former President of Central Florida Right to Life*, Maitland
Sandra Joseph, Former Board Member of Florida Right to Life*, Windermere
Marsha Muller, Former Board Member of Florida Right to Life*, Eustis
Judy Johnson, Sidewalk Coordinator of Pro-Life Action Ministries*, Orlando
Jane Brooks, Former President of Women for Responsible Legislation*, Orlando
Adam Goldman, Vice President of Florida Right to Life
 
Palm Beach:
Tom Trento, President, Florida Security Council*, Palm Beach
News Max Magazine, Palm Beach
 
Polk:
Clint Cline, Design4, Plant City
Kelli Stargel, Wife, Mother, State Representative, Lakeland
 
St. John’s:
Kim Kendall, Wife, Mother, Conservative Activist, St. Augustine
 
Seminole:
Christine Moore, Orange County School Board, Apopka
City Commissioner Coleen Hufford, Casselberry
Pastor Jesse Phillips, Winter Park
Mike Gotschall, Winter Park
 
NATIONAL LEADER ENDORSEMENTS:
Ted Baer
Founder, Movie Guide*
 
Gary Bauer
Campaign for Working Families
 
Dr. Ron F. Docksai
Vice President, Buckley Communications Foundation*
 
Everett Piper
President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University*
 
Phyllis Schlafly
President, Eagle Forum*

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:16am]

    

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