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Wednesday, August 30, 2006FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: David Kochman, 954/797-7727

New Smith Ad Touts Major Newspaper Endorsements
Smith dominates newspaper endorsements with nine major dailies

ALACHUA, FL – After sweeping the South Florida newspaper endorsements and dominating the statewide dailies, Senator Smith’s latest ad lets those endorsements do the talking on why he is the best candidate for Governor.

The ad quotes from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Gainesville Sun and the St. Petersburg Times, each of which endorsed his campaign for governor. The papers cite Smith’s plan to boost teacher salaries, address the homeowners’ insurance crisis, ability to protect our environment, record for working across party lines, and ability to win in November.

“Rod Smith has been overwhelmingly endorsed by Florida’s newspapers. They all recognize that Rod Smith is capable of providing both the leadership and solutions that Florida needs so desperately,” said Smith Communications Director David Kochman.

To date, Rod Smith has been endorsed by the St. Petersburg Times, Palm Beach Post, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Lakeland Ledger, Gainesville Sun, Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Naples Daily News and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The new ad will air in eight Florida markets, paid for by the Florida Democratic Party. To access a video and transcript of the ad, please visit