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Randy Johnson, Then and Now



A little while ago when they were both running for CFO, Randy Johnson said Tom Lee was in the insurance industry's "pocket" (Orlando Sentinel, 9/3). A few weeks before that, Johnson said the insurance industry and its lobbyists "have gotten everything they've asked for" from a Legislature led, in part, by Lee (St. Pete Times, July 22).

But that was then. This is now: "Tom Lee is a principled leader, a man of conviction, and the best man for the job" of CFO.

Johnson was absent from the Republicans' "unity tour" today, but he timed his endorsement of Lee so it coincided with the GOP fly-around and attempts to match former Republican Comptroller Bob Milligan's endorsement of Alex Sink, the Democratis candidate for chief financial officer.   

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:44pm]


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