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Four more sheriffs endorse Kottkamp for A.G.



Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp on Thursday reeled in the endorsements of four more sheriffs in his quest to be the Republican nominee for attorney general in 2010. The Kottkamp campaign announced the support of sheriffs Rich Nugent of Hernando County, Brad Steube of Manatee, Bill Farmer Jr. of Sumter and Mike Adkinson of Walton. 

"As a sheriff, I have seen politicians who have made empty promises in the past," Adkinson said in a statement released by the campaign. "I trust Kottkamp to be tough on criminals, cracking down on drugs, gangs and Internet predators who present dangers to the citizens of Florida."

Kottkamp earlier announced the support of 14 other sheriffs. He is opposed by former state Rep. Holly Benson of Pensacola, who served as a state agency secretary under Gov. Charlie Crist. Hillsborough Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi is also considering joining the Republican primary.



[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:05pm]


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