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Dockery Rodsmith Hasner Iorio
In the next few weeks, the candidates for governor face a decision fraught with danger: choosing a running mate for the obscure position of lieutenant governor.

"There's little to gain and there's always some risk when you pick a running mate," said J.M. "Mac" Stipanovich, a strategist who was chief of staff to former Gov. Bob Martinez, a Republican.

In a process that's historically top secret, Republicans Bill McCollum and Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink are considering running mates who they think will enhance their chances in November. McCollum and Tom Grady? Scott and Paula Dockery? Sink and Rod Smith?

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:15am]


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