Thursday, October 19, 2006


There are not very many newspaper endorsements left. Many of Florida's major newspapers have announced their recommendations for the statewide Cabinet races, with only two stating their picks for governor. The Fort Myers News Press' editorial board is reportedly still in the process of interviewing candidates, and a few papers, mainly in North Florida, have yet to begin endorsing.

But there are a couple to announce today.

The Sarasota Herald Tribune today endorsed Republican Charles Bronson for another term as Secretary of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

Democrat Alex Sink, the retired banking executive who is seeking the Chief Financial Officer position, received three endorsements. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale did so today, and I missed mentioning that the Gainesville Sun did so Tuesday. Also today, the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, which includes publications in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Jupiter, Fort Pierce, and Sebastian, added their voice in favouring Ms. Sink.

The Tampa Tribune announced it's recommendations in five State House races. In District 63, the only race that includes part of Polk County, it's choice goes to Republican insurance agent and former Lakeland City Commissioner Seth McKeel.

Of course, you can keep up with which statewide candidates have received which newspapers' recommendations by checking out this here!
While my post is only tracking statewide candidates, fellow blogger "Sunshine Editor" over in Tampa is busy on his State of Sunshine keeping up with endorsements in congressional, legislative, judicial, and local races as well. Clike here to check his listing.


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