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Tampa Tribune endorses Dan Gelber and Pam Bondi in attorney general primary races

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The Tampa Tribune is the first (I think of the major newspapers) to offer an endorsement in any of the statewide races.  Not surprisingly, the newspaper backs Dan Gelber and Pam Bondi.  Not surprisingly because, in Gelber’s case, the traditional media just looovvveeesss them some DG.  Not that they shouldn’t, but I’ll be surprised if Dave Aronberg wins much support from the fourth estate.  In Bondi’s case, if her hometown paper didn’t back her, who the hell will?  Excerpts: On…

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Florida Medical Association backs Bill McCollum and Marco Rubio

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Kevin Derby alerts us that, to no one’s surprise, the Florida Medical Association endorsed Bill McCollum for governor. An FMA endorsement of Rick Scott would have been as strange as Barack Obama tapping Tony Hayward to be secretary of energy. There’s been tension — if not outright bad blood — between physicians and Scott since he was the boss at Columbia/HCA. The health-care endorsement to watch will be the upcoming choice of the Florida Hospital Association. McCollum can really claim…

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Joseph Abruzzo endorses Jeff Greene for U.S. Senate

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Jeff Greene, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, received the endorsement of Florida state Rep. Joseph Abruzzo (D-85). The two will appear tonight at the Mid-County Democratic Club meeting in Royal Palm Beach. “Jeff Greene is the leader Florida needs. He is a proven jobs creator, won’t be beholden to the special interests and will get real results,” said Rep. Abruzzo. “I urge Florida voters to join me in voting for Democrat Jeff Greene for U.S. Senate.” “I’m honored to have the…

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AFL-CIO endorses Valerie Goddard for Hillsborough Commission

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The West Central Florida Federation of Labor has endorsed Valerie Goddard’s candidacy for the Hillsborough County Commission, District 3.

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Associated Industries endorses Marco Rubio

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Frankly, this is about as surprising as the ending to a bad movie: Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today announced its endorsement of former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, Republican candidate for United States Senate.  A member of the Florida Legislature from 2000-2008, Rubio continues to oppose anti-business legislation including the federal Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), known as card check legislation, that would hinder the freedom of employees, and cap-and-trade policies, which would have severe consequences on the state’s…

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Florida Medical Association endorses Dana Young in H-57

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Dana Young, who is facing a crowded Republican primary in H-57 to replace retiring state Rep. Faye Culp, R-Tampa, just received a big boost to her campaign– an endorsement from the Florida Medical Association (FMA) PAC, reports Kevin Derby. “As a mother of two, Dana Young will work hard to protect the rights of Florida’s families to access quality health care,” said Dr. Madelyn Butler, who is the PAC president and president-elect of the FMA. “She understands that the doctor-patient relationship cannot…

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Jeb Bush endorses Jim Norman for the Florida Senate

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush said in a release that he  endorses Jim Norman’s candidacy in Florida Senate District 12. “Since we walked door-to-door in my first campaign for governor, I have worked with Jim to advance conservative solutions to the challenges Florida has faced,” Bush said in the statement. “Jim is a conservative leader who will fight to strengthen Florida’s economy, advance education reform and do what’s right for the people of Florida.” “I am honored to have Jeb’s endorsement…

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