From the Davis campaign today: "Tampa Bay area Jim Davis supporters spoke out today against Republican attacks on the Democratic frontrunner for governor. As further proof of Davis’s solid support in the state’s largest media market, his champions included Republicans, Independents, and other non-traditional Democratic voters. “Jim Davis has been a leader in this community for the last seventeen years, and his commitment to this state has earned him the respect of Floridians in both parties,” said City Council Chairman Bill Foster of St. Petersburg, who is a registered Republican. “I can attest that Mr. Davis has done a great deal for the citizens of St. Petersburg from Washington.
“For the men and women in the greater Tampa area, and throughout Florida, who have dedicated their lives to defending this country, Jim Davis’s support really hits home,” said Mary Ellen Harlan, a Republican military widow, Veterans Advocate in Tampa and Co-Chair of Veterans for Davis.