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Central Florida Straw Poll: Round 2



It was the second night in a row for a hob nob in Orange County. The location this time was the home of the Orlando Auto Auction in Winter Garden with the West Orange Chamber of Commerce playing host.

Among the statewide candidates, gubernatorial hopefuls Tom Gallagher and Rod Smith showed up. So did Attorney General candidate Bill McCollum and Chief Financial Officer candidate Randy Johnson.

Straw poll results for governor: Charlie Crist 197; Gallagher 82; Smith 58 and Jim Davis 42.

For attorney general: McCollum 301; Skip Campbell 58.

For chief financial officer: Johnson 199; Tom Lee 78; Milt Baugess 7; Alex Sink 92.

For agriculture commissioner: Charlie Bronson 291; Eric Copeland 76.

For U.S. Senate: LeRoy Collins 44; Katherine Harris 87; William McBride 88; Peter Monroe 4; Bill Nelson 161.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:13pm]


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