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In full page ad, Scott again links McCollum to Greer

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UPDATE (8:30 p.m. Sunday): Jounice Nealy-Brown, director of communications for the St. Petersburg Times, gave this statement: "When we got the request from the Scott campaign, we agreed to accept it --pending content review, which is standard advertising policy at the Times. But the agency told us later they had chosen not to place the ad in the paper." 

Bill McCollum will open the Sunday paper in Jacksonville and see Jim Greer's mugshot -- next to his own picture.

It's a familiar sight after the controversial TV commercial and a similar mailer. But rival Rick Scott upped the ante today buying full page ads in seven major Florida newspapers (Times-Union, Pensacola News-Journal, Miami Herald, Tampa Tribune, Tallahassee Democrat, Palm Beach Post and Orlando Sentinel) that asks: "What is Bill McCollum hiding?" It lists the timeline of McCollum's extensive involvement in the Greer scandal.

The lone paper not to run the ad is the St. Petersburg Times

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:22am]

    

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