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McCollum refocuses attorney general's job



Bill_mccollum_2 He is Florida's ultimate conservative, a small-framed, earnest family man who campaigned on fighting terrorism, pedophiles and child pornographers.


So when Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum inherited oversight of a committee studying problems facing African-American males, Democrat Frederica Wilson shuddered.

"Oh my God, this will never work," the state senator from Miami recalled thinking. "I wanted him to understand this was not a feel-good experiment where we put little black boys in a Petri dish."

A year later, she's swallowing her doubt.

(Click here for a look at McCollum's first 14 months on the job.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:17pm]


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