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Primary? What primary?



For a candidate with a primary challenge, it may seem a little late to start a primary campaign. But with less than a week before the Sept. 5 election, attorney general candidate state Sen. Walter "Skip" Campbell is finally reminding voters he's running against Broward County lawyer Merrilee Ehrlich for the Democratic AG nomination. Campbell, who has spent all of $2,500 in the last month, sent out an e-mail to supporters Wednesday asking them to start an e-mail tree supporting his candidacy.

"Next Tuesday September 5th, there is an important primary election. One of the key races is for the Democratic nomination for Florida's Attorney General. We have an opportunity to nominate an outstanding State Senator and top rated attorney in Walter "Skip" Campbell," the chain e-mail starts.

Campbell, of course, is the heavy frontrunner against Ehrlich, who hasn't raised any money or campaigned. But in a race where many voters won't know either candidate, a Jewish woman from south Florida could do surprisingly well among Dems, political observers say.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:41pm]


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