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Times' editorial board recommends McCollum and Sink in gubernatorial primaries



Sunday's newspaper will have the St. Petersburg Times editorial board's recommendations for the gubernatorial primaries: Bill McCollum for Republicans and Alex Sink for Democrats.

"Two uninspiring candidates are pandering to the state's most conservative voters in the Republican primary for governor. Rick Scott is a hospital executive who ran a company that was fined a record $1.7 billion for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Bill McCollum offers few new ideas, and his proposals are warmed-up leftovers from previous campaigns. But Scott, who has spent his personal millions on television ads attacking McCollum and glossing over his own ignorance of state issues, is an irresponsible choice. McCollum, a longtime standard-bearer for conservative Republicans with a transparent record of public service, is better prepared to be governor than a disgraced businessman who wants to buy the office..." Click here for full McCollum recommendation

"Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink did not have an opponent in the Democratic primary for governor until the last minute. Then Brian Moore, the perennial little-known candidate from Spring Hill, qualified for the ballot. Sink remains the only credible Democratic candidate and awaits the outcome of the hotly contested Republican primary..."Click her for full Sink recommendation.

To read Editorial Board Editor Tim Nickens' column explaining the Times' recommendation process, click here.

For links to all the Times' recommendations for the Aug. 24 primary.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:17am]


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