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Rice on the offensive



When you're an underdog candidate in a little-watched race, sometimes it takes a little drama to get attention. At the tail end of a forum for candidates for Florida attorney general Friday, Republican state Rep. Everett Rice made sure he grabbed some attention. Holding up a recent statewide mailing by Republican rival Joe Negron, Rice lit into him.

"This is patently deceptive and misleading," Rice declared of the slick flier touting Negron under a "Florida Republican Times" heading. "Look at it. It implies very clearly that the Republican Party in this state endorses him." The former Pinellas sheriff went on to accuse Negron of misleadingly reinventing himself as the best crime fighter in the race. More here.

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


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