Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Another day, another round of newspaper endorsements in various primary races on the ballot September 5 (or right now, if you're choosing the early voting option)...but only a couple.

The Lakeland Ledger has given it's recommendation to Rick Penberthy of Wesley Chapel in the Democratic primary for the District 5 congressional seat currently held by Republican Ginny Brown-Waite of Crystal River. The Ledger also endorsed the Pasco County political science teacher when he ran for the same office two years ago, and does so again based on his "stronger campaigning style".

Republican U.S. Senate candidate LeRoy Collins, Jr. has received another endorsement, this time from the Gainesville Sun. The editorial's closing: "Unlike [Congresswoman and current GOP frontrunner Katherine] Harris, he is not on an ego trip. His nomination would give Republicans a serious alternative to the Democratic incumbent". Of the five newspapers to day which have offered endorsements in the GOP primary, Collins has received all of them. The Sarasota Herald Tribune, Harris' hometown newspaper, announced in Tuesday's edition that it would not offer a recommendation in the race.


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