Despite shortcomings, Gov. Lawton Chiles offers a more realistic approach than challenger Jeb Bush, said the Orlando Sentinel, one of several Florida newspapers to endorse Chiles on Sunday.
Such lackluster comments were typical of Sunday's round of newspaper endorsements.
Those backing Chiles include the Lakeland Ledger, the Miami Herald, the Palm Beach Post, the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune.
Bush got the endorsement of the Charlotte Sun Herald.