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Bill McCollum softens stance on Rick Scott endorsement



Attorney General Bill McCollum, currently the senior statewide Republican official, said today that he just might support his party's nominee for governor. At least he's leaning that way. Asked whether he would cast a vote in the race, he had this to say:

“I don’t know yet, but I probably am. And if I do, I’m leaning toward voting for Scott. But I haven’t made that decision formally yet. I’m weighing it right now. I have not endorsed and I have not yet decided if I would endorse. I’ve offered to meet with Rick Scott more than once, and none of those meetings have occurred to this point."

But McCollum is sure about one thing: He won't vote for fellow Cabinet member Alex Sink: “I have my big differences with Alex Sink,” he said, ticking off issues such as his federal health care lawsuit, tort reform and the teacher tenure bill. “I’m not supporting her for governor; I’m not going to support her for governor.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:46am]


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