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McCollum endorses Scott for governor

Posted Oct 22, 2010 by Catherine Whittenburg, Tallahassee bureau

Updated Oct 22, 2010 at 06:34 PM

It’s official: Attorney General Bill McCollum has endorsed his former primary rival Rick Scott for governor.

Last time we caught up with McCollum, he told reporters he was leaning toward voting for Scott but hadn’t decided for sure. It was the nicest thing he’d said about Scott in—well, ever—having continued to raise questions after the primary about Scott’s character.

Here’s the statement now appearing on McCollum’s website

Florida is facing a critical time. Our state needs conservative leaders who will grow our economy and create jobs. We need merit pay and an end to teacher tenure in our public schools, major litigation reform, smaller government, low taxes and a repeal of Obamacare. With this in mind, I will cast my vote for Rick Scott for Governor. It’s the better choice for Florida.