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FOP Yanks Lee Endorsement



The Fraternal Order of Police, representing some 20,000 members in Florida, has voted to resind its endorsement of Republican state Senate President Tom Lee for Chief Financial Officer and instead back Republican state Rep. Randy Johnson for CFO. Part of the letter from James W. Preston to Lee:

"The 2006 Legislative Session has concluded and all of our important priority bills received less than the attention and support from you that we had hoped for. Our members were disappointed.

"By a vote of our delegates at the Florida State Lodge Conference, I have been directed as the State Lodge President to rescind our endorsement of your candidacy. Therefore, it is my duty to inform you that the Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge has reversed our previous position and withdraw our endorsement."

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


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