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Florida AG Bill McCollum Loses Gubernatorial Primary


Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, staunch defender of the state's ban on gay adoption, lost the gubernatorial primary to former hospital exec Rick Scott. While there's a certain schadenfreude in seeing McCollum lose, Rick Scott is just as, if not more conservative, opposes gay adoption and same-sex marriage. Scott faces Democrat Alex Sink in November.

Information on all the primary races across the country HERE.

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  1. This guy always looked like he was sucking on lemons. I remember him best as one of the hypocrites leading the impeachment battle against Clinton. With a face like his, he probably has never been laid.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Aug 25, 2010 7:34:11 AM

  2. Karma's a bitch, aint it?

    It couldn't happen to a nicer guy...

    Good luck in November, Mr. Sink.

    Posted by: Stephen | Aug 25, 2010 8:25:05 AM

  3. Always nice to see a little good news first thing in the morning...

    Posted by: ichabod | Aug 25, 2010 8:38:15 AM

  4. Uh, ah, Steven, Alex Sink is NOT a Mr. She's actually a Mrs., married to former Gubernatorial candidate, Bill McBride. I hope she becomes Florida's next governor. They deserve a break for once from a string of GOP wing nuts.

    As for McCollum, it's been said he's a Florida version of Adlai Stevenson, in that he's a perpetual candidate for public office. Other than that, I want to make very clear, he bears no other resemblance to Mr. Stevenson, who was a great intellect, good orator, a very good Democrat and an honorable man, none of which can be said about McCollum.

    Posted by: Bob R | Aug 25, 2010 8:39:43 AM

  5. This is NOT good news in the morning.

    Scott, believe it or not, was the MORE conservative/anti-gay candidate. A lot of McCollum's anti-gay posturing was in response to Scott's constantly trying to one-up him in who could be more anti-gay.

    I'm missing Charlie already!

    Oh, and FYI, Alex Sink is a WOMAN, and our only hope.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 25, 2010 9:44:21 AM

  6. glad to see mccollum go down in flames. the use of state money to buy false testimony should still be prosecuted and he should be made to pay the money back. one more bites the dust

    Posted by: walter | Aug 25, 2010 10:08:16 AM

  7. I agree with TampaZeke. Rick Scott used us as a wedge issue. Alex Sink on the other hand has stated that she cannot support equality based on her religion convictions (as if we lived in a theocracy). I really don't know which is worse.

    Posted by: ♂ | Aug 25, 2010 10:46:50 AM

  8. By The Way, Bud Chiles is also running for the governor as an independent. Unlike Scott or Sink, Chiles hasn't pronounced himself on gay issues. But he has a history pushing the agenda of the local utility companies.

    Posted by: ♂ | Aug 25, 2010 11:01:33 AM

  9. not only is rick scott more conservative than bill mccollum, but he's also one of the sleaziest operators around. under his leadership, back in the 80s & 90s, columbia hospital corporation was required to pay the largest fine in history due to fraud.

    he always says he was no longer with CHC when the ruling was made, but that's only because he was pink slipped by that time.

    Posted by: alguien | Aug 25, 2010 11:37:27 AM

  10. Ever notice how much he looks like Gollum from The Lord Of The Rings? Maybe his real name is McGollum.

    Posted by: Wrecks | Aug 25, 2010 1:41:10 PM

  11. scott is fucking CRAZY! alex sink, while i admire her grasp of finances, has the charisma of a tree stump. unless someone can get hold of scott's secret offshore bank account info, we are SCREWED. and i don't mean just the GAY floridians, All OF US.

    Posted by: jack | Aug 25, 2010 2:45:29 PM

  12. Good. Now he has some free time. Maybe he can carry George Rekers' luggage on his next trip abroad.

    Posted by: Phil | Aug 25, 2010 5:14:54 PM

  13. I used to work for Rick Scott (or Richard The King) back in the Columbia/HCA days - imagine how humbled he was the day he stood before all of his field executives and had a guest speaker from (the then) Shearson Lehman/American Express join him on stage and tell us that in the time it took for him to introduce her, the street value of Columbia/HCA dropped 7 Billion Dollars. Richard Rainwater's wife sent him packing shortly after that. Now - 15 years later he's just a big of a hack and he thinks he can run Florida. Living in Tennessee, at least I can say I am thankful he moved out of here!

    Posted by: TyInTenn | Aug 25, 2010 9:56:01 PM


    Posted by: james Brown | Aug 26, 2010 7:37:30 AM

  15. Why vote between 2 known liars? Florida, we are fortunate enough not to
    be stuck picking one liar or the other this time. We actually have an
    alternative. Take advantage of the opportunity. Adrian Wyllie deserves
    my vote. He is a honest average Floridian just as you and I , that is
    willing to stand up and do something for the interest of all of us here
    in Florida. The other candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned
    and controlled by special interest, like puppets and will lie to your
    face to gain your vote, then continue the same old agenda that we
    complain about year after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round,
    election after election, thinking it will be any different. Take a
    stand, vote for the candidate that loves this state and is willing to
    take time out of his life, effort and money to SERVE the people of
    Florida and stop voting for these ‘paid for’ career politicians that are
    only out for money and fame and have zero interest in us Floridians.
    Even if it’s just for honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of
    the other two (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours
    and yours alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the
    face, go ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do
    what is right for our (yours and your children’s) future and vote for
    Adrian Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the
    word and contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very
    powerful. Visit his website today. Also, vote for Bill Wohlsifer- Florida Attorney General!

    Posted by: OrlandoChris | Aug 31, 2014 3:33:31 PM

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