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Bill McCollum faces an uphill fight to regain the initiative

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If the rest of Florida sounded like the crowds huddled at the state Republican Party quarterly business meeting, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum wouldn’t be facing a potential primary defeat to a health-care millionaire waging his first race for public office. Around the Hyatt Tampa Bay, signs adorned the halls that read “Bush would vote for Bill McCollum.” Longtime political allies spoke well of the man from Longwood who spent two decades in Congress, who helped lead the impeachment of President…

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