Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

Firefighters Back Alex Sink

Alex Sink, the presumed Democratic candidate for Governor, has won her first major endorsement and it’s a big one.  The 24,000 member Florida Professional Firefighters union has announced their support of Sink.  The union, which backed Jeb Bush in his last two races for the Governor’s mansion, has had a long history of supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates throughout the years, making the Sink endorsement all that more significant.

Bill McColum, Sink’s presumed opponent in the general election, looks like he may face opposition within his own party after all.  According to the St. Pete Times, David Hill, a veteran Florida Republican consultant, says that McCollum is beatable.  Hill is said to be in deep discussions with State Senator Paula Dockery about whether or not she will challenge McCollum for the GOP nomination.


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