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Holly Benson endorses Bill McCollum



Republican attorney general candidate Holly Benson announced she's endorsing governor candidate and current AG Bill McCollum -- just seven days before the vote.

Why wait so long?

It's not like Benson is Jeb Bush, whose endorsement matters in a statewide race. Upon information and belief (as they say in indictments): McCollum is surging in the polls. And Benson is likely trailing her opponents, prosecutor Pam Bondi and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. Speculation: Benson is angling not just for a little press but for a potential spot on McCollum's ticket, which desperately needs a woman.

Marc Caputo


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:20am]


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