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Chamber Rescinds Villalobos Nod



For the first time in its 90-year history, the Florida Chamber of Commerce withdrew its support of a sitting senator. It yanked its support of Alex Villalobos, and instead endorsed "a more pro-business challenger," Frank Bolaños, a Miami-Dade school board member.   "While we appreciate Senator Villalobos' past support, we were truly saddened by his new allegiance to labor unions, plaintiff lawyers and other out-of-state special interest groups such as ACORN," said Mark Wilson, executive vice president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:04pm]


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