$emblers and McCollum
5858 Central Avenue is the corporate headquarters of The Sembler Company. And on June 26, campaign records show, Sembler and its offshoots wrote 10, $500 checks to another AG candidate, former U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum. It shouldn't be a surprise Sembler is now backing McCollum, especially with Everett out: The Sembler's have previously supported McCollum's runs for U.S. Senate and Betty Sembler once served as part of McCollum's finance committee.
But it should be a signal underdog state Rep. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, is going to have to work to pick up Everett's votes.Negron was quick to point out his view the new two-man race speaking Monday. “This crystallizes the race between the past and the future, and between Washington and Florida,” said Negron, 44.
- Aaron Sharockman