Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Florida Today, based on the Space Coast in Melbourne, adds it's voice today in endorsing Democratic Congressman Jim Davis for Governor. The editorial notes that his background, "teamed with aggressive reforms Davis is proposing -- make him the best choice for Florida's next governor" and list five areas in which Davis would attack major problems facing our state.

There are a few newspaper recommendations for Cabinet level positions today. The Orlando Sentinel gives it's endorsement to Republican incumbant Charles Bronson for reelection as Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

The Fort Myers News Press gives it's nod to Democratic State Senator Walter G. "Skip" Campbell for Attorney General, Republican State Senator Tom Lee for Chief Financial Officer, and Republican Charles Bronson for Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

In the Panhandle, the Pensacola News Journal gives it's recommendation in the Chief Financial Officer race to Democratic retired banking executive Alex Sink, stating that "In her first run for public office, Sink brings what is needed to the post: an impressive business and financial background, a lively intellect -- and the perspective of someone from outside the too-cozy confines of back-room Tallahassee politics".

Ms. Sink also receives the endorsement of the Tallahassee Democrat, which says that "as the job description for the CFO evolves, Ms. Sink's strong business background will help her bring integrity to the business of government...Working in a regulated industry, Ms. Sink learned the difference between regulation that's good for business and citizens, and regulation that's a barrier to good business".

And in a local legislative race, the Lakeland Ledger offers it's choice as former Lakeland City Commissioner Seth McKeel for the Florida House District 63 post being vacated by fellow Republican Dennis Ross. Some of you may remember that after Ross decided not to run for statewide office, he moved into a neighbouring district to keep a promise to McKeel and was elected without opposition.

Finally, just a reminder that you can check out which statewide candidates have received endorsements from major Florida newspapers by clicking here. And you can look at the complete list of statewide and Polk County area legislative and county candidates, including NPA and write in with links to their biographies (when available) by clicking here. Betcha didn't know there were actually NINE candidates on the ballot for governor, and EIGHT for the U.S. Senate seat.


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