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A House Trio Backs Gallagher



Three Republican House members have thrown their support to CFO Tom Gallagher's bid for governor: Reps. Joe Pickens of Palatka, Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven and Trudi Williams of Fort Myers.
Hardly big names. But Pickens, a 47-year-old lawyer and chairman of the House education appropriations committee, is respected by members in both parties for his hard work and evenhandedness.
If you're keeping score of these state-rep endorsements, here's a numerical update: Charlie Crist 33, Gallagher 21. The remaining 31 haven't taken sides publicly.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:04pm]


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