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Daddy Tom



Father's Day, of course, is a time to step back and celebrate the dad's and families. Why not take the old man out for lunch? Maybe catch a game together. Or, if you're Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher, score points over your childless rival, Charlie Crist. The Gallagher campaign Friday sent a mass e-mail letter from the candidate's wife, Laura Gallagher:

"I can't think of any more important responsibility than the example a father sets for his children. You already know that Tom is an extremely hard worker and a trusted public servant who has served our State admirably, but what you may not know is that he is also a great dad. He gives a lot of hugs, and says 'I love you' a lot, and no matter how long a day he has had, his face always lights up when he sees Charlie," she wrote, referring not to the attorney general but to their own son.

The campaign is soliciting personal tales of fathers and family to post on its web site.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:04pm]


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