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In victory, Davis blasts 'smear'



Fresh off the win over Rod Smith, the Jim Davis campaign was quick to release an e-mail blasting a "$5-million smear campaign funded by special interests" :

"Today, Florida Democrats sent a signal to the special interests that our primary and state are not for sale," said Davis. "As governor, I will bring new, independent leadership to Tallahassee, stand up to the special interests and put the interests of all of Florida’s families at the top of the agenda."

Davis also credited his primary opponent State Senator Rod Smith for running a vigorous campaign and energizing Democratic voters across the state, especially in his electoral base in North Florida. Davis called Smith an articulate advocate for Democratic values and said he expected to work with Smith not just to win the general election in November, but also to protect the values of Florida’s families as governor. (Full statement in comments.)

ALSO: Davis will hold a 10:30 a.m. media availability today at his Tampa headquarters (no Rod, we're told), then do the same in Broward and appear in Orlando with Mayor Buddy Dyer.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:44pm]


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