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Abel Harding: How has Florida spent BP millions?

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From Abel Harding: With BP delivering millions to Florida – $58 million to be exact – and political leaders asking for more, one current office holder has stepped up efforts to make the process of how the money is spent more transparent. After BP made the first pledge of $25 million last month, state Senate President Jeff Atwater, who is running for CFO, wrote to Gov. Charlie Crist, asking for details on how the money would be spent. “We should be…

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Bill McCollum’s campaign lays into…Bud Chiles

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Kevin Derby blogs: Despite conventional wisdom holding that new independent gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles would hurt the Democratic nominee more than the Republican one, GOP candidate Bill McCollum’s camp is tearing into Chiles. Bud Chiles may be running with no party affiliation, but he is still a lifelong Democrat with incredibly high name identification among Florida voters,” said Matt Williams, McCollum‘s campaign manager. “When Floridians have an opportunity to hear more from Mr. Chiles about his candidacy and vision for the…

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Bill McCollum’s campaign lays into…Bud Chiles

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Kevin Derby blogs: Despite conventional wisdom holding that new independent gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles would hurt the Democratic nominee than the Republican one, GOP candidate Bill McCollum’s camp is tearing into Chiles. Bud Chiles may be running with no party affiliation, but he is still a lifelong Democrat with incredibly high name identification among Florida voters,” said Matt Williams, McCollum‘s campaign manager. “When Floridians have an opportunity to hear more from Mr. Chiles about his candidacy and vision for the…

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Shocker: Associated Industries backs Jeff Atwater for CFO and Adam Putnam for Agriculture

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Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee (AIFPAC) today announced its endorsement of Congressman Adam Putnam (R), candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Senate President Jeff Atwater (R), candidate for Chief Financial Officer, in the General Election to be held on November 2, 2010. “These candidates have a longstanding relationship with AIF and their leadership is exactly what we need as we elect a new Cabinet.  Congressman Putnam and Sen. Atwater both understand the important role business…

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Rick Baker: Run, Charlie Crist, run!

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The last two months have been rather gloomy times for term-limited St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker. First, it was the news that Alex Sink would not run for the U.S Senate, thereby keeping her CFO position to herself. Then it was Bill McCollum passing on a Senate bid to stay on as Attorney General. All the while, every city council member since Connie Kone served stopped by City Hall to measure the drapes in your office. For Hizzoner, it’s like…

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