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PBA Backs Bronson



Republican Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, who is running for re-election, picked up the endorsement of the Florida Police Benevolent Association this weekend.

"Commissioner Bronson’s support for law enforcement officers and public safety began years ago while he was a Florida Senator," said PBA’s Executive Director David Murrell.

The announcement in the little-watched race prompted Buzz to do a quick check. Bronson raised $180,000 through the first quarter this year while his Democratic opponent, Eric Copeland of Coral Gables, raised $107,000 in the same period (though more than $75,000 appears to be the candidate's loans to himself). And both candidates sport swanky websites: and

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:05pm]


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