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Bill McCollum

2016 Election

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

July 22, 2015

The Tampa Bay Times polled 160 of the state’s political insiders to determine the strongest Democratic and Republican candidates for Florida’s U.S. Senate race In Republican U.S. Senate primary field: Rep. David Jolly 37 percent Lt.…

Politics

Scott upset his past is questioned

August 11, 2010

Millionaire Rick Scott is upset that his questionable business past has become an issue in his bid to buy the Republican nomination to be Florida’s next governor. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that Scott blasted rival…

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McCollum batters Scott in debate

August 6, 2010

Finally Attorney General Bill McCollum got to swing back at his opponent in the Florida governor’s race, Rick Scott. After months of Scott buying television ads across the state that attacked McCollum for being a tax-and-spend…

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McCollum gets in a few licks, but Scott survives debate

August 2, 2010

Today’s Spanish-language debate between GOP governor candidates had a few jabs, but no knockout punches. Bill McCollum took a swipe at his opponent Rick Scott’s shady history with Columbia/HCA: “‘Rick, let’s get serious. You said you…

BP Disaster

Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

June 4, 2010

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered…

BP Disaster

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

May 27, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP…

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Aronberg accuse McCollum of political grandstanding

March 24, 2010

The blog Change in Tallahassee reports that State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, has accused the current AG, Bill McCollum who is running for governor, of political grandstanding with his filing…

Escambia County

McCollum Announces New Policy On Public Records

September 15, 2009

Press Release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced a new policy championing open government and transparency. As of today, the Attorney General’s Office will treat Blackberry PIN messages and Blackberry text messages as public records by…

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McCollum speech on violence in the black community

May 21, 2009

Attorney General Bill McCollum spoke today at the National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community that is being held in Jacksonville. Last year’s conference brought 1,600 participants. The conference is a collaborative effort sponsored…

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Bill McCollum will run

May 18, 2009

Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum will announce today in Orlando that he’s going to run for governor instead of seeking a second term. I like Bill and have had the opportunity to interview him several times…