NEWS FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
--- Another day, another pair of endorsements. This time, Democratic State Senator Walter G. "Skip" Campbell, Jr. of Tamarac gets the nod from both the Daytona Beach News Journal and Palm Beach Post in his run to be Florida's next Attorney General.
The News Journal says that Campbell is more prepared to leave his legislative days behind and is more likely to shed partisanship in keeping the position as an advocate of the law with a dual focus on law enforcement and consumer interests.
The Post notes that while GOP opponent Bill McCollum, while saying he would "fight for Florida consumers", voted in Congress for anti-consumer bankruptcy legislation and agreement with Governor Jeb Bush to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, while Campbell voted twice in the State Senate against intervening.
--- The Florida Democratic Party is bringing in the REALLY BIG names to support the Jim Davis/Daryl Jones campaign. No less than U.S. Senator and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, who many consider as the party's likely 2008 presidential candidate, will headline a fundraising event for the FDP this Friday in Coconut Grove.
--- The Polk County Democratic Party has new leadership. Former school board member Nancy Simmons of Winter Haven was elected as the new chairperson last night, replacing attorney and fellow Havenite Richard Blank, who resigned last month for personal reasons. The new State Committwoman is Camille Wright-Rudici of Winter Haven. She replaces Blank's wife, Carol Franklin, who also resigned last month. Ms. Wright-Rudici brings an extensive resume of activism within the Democratic Party, serving in local and state positions in Michigan and Nevada, including a stint as Secretary for the Nevada Democratic Party. She is also managing the campaign for County Commission candidate Jean Reed.