Tuesday, August 22, 2006


There's not much to report now as far as endorsements are concerned. Many newspapers across the state have already offered their recommendations in the statewide, congressional, and U.S. Senate races. Some, mainly in North Florida, have not. Others are giving their endorsements in races down the ballot. But there is some news to report today.

Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris' hometown newspaper, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, isn't endorsing her for the Republican primary race. As a matter of fact, it is offering no recommendation, saying that "Republicans who want an alternative to Harris as the GOP nominee don't have a good option. Harris' opponents in the Sept. 5 primary -- retired Adm. LeRoy Collins Jr., attorney William McBride and developer Peter Monroe -- waited until the last possible day to file to run. They've done little on the campaign trail since May to dispel the appearance that they were last-minute, seat-of-the-pants candidates".

Here at home, the Lakeland Ledger gives it's endorsement to State Senator Tom Lee in the Republican primary for Chief Financial Officer, and Walter G. "Skip" Campbell in the Democratic primary for Attorney General.

And a couple of reminders: Click here to view a full list of the major Florida newspaper endorsements for statewide races to date; it is updated daily or whenever new endorsements are announced. And click here to view the complete list of candidtes for statewide offices and races that directly affect Polk County; there are also links to the campaign sites of those candidates who have one or to biographical links for many of those who do not.


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