Sink, Copeland get Daytona nod
The first general election CFO endorsement by a newspaper goes to Democrat Alex Sink, who got the blessing of the Daytona Beach News Journal. The newspaper said Sink's resume, "the likes of which are not often seen in Florida political circles," gave her the edge in the race for the powerful CFO position. The endorsment recognized Republican Tom Lee's record of beating back lobbyist influence, but said he did too little to stand up to insurance companies in the last legislative session.
It also endorsed Democrat Eric Copeland for Commissioner of Agriculture.