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Cops for Campbell



Democrat Attorney General Candidate state Sen. Skip Campbell will be in Tampa Bay Friday to trumpet his endorsement from the state's 21,000-member Fraternal Order of Police. Avid Buzz readers might remember Bill McCollum won the FOP's endorsement among Republican AG candidates in May.But Campbell, his campaign quickly counters, will be the only candidate to speak at the FOP state conference Friday morning at the Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach. The campaign already is already printing T-shirts!

For those monitoring the endorsement scoreboard: The Florida Police Benevolent Association is backing state Rep. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, among Republicans and Campbell as the lone Democrat; The FOP likes McCollum and Campbell. Neither the FOP of the FPBA endorsed Democrat Buddy Dyer in 2002. The third Republican running, state Rep. Everett Rice of Treasure Island, is touting his endorsement of 50 Florida sheriffs.

--Aaron Sharockman

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:05pm]


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