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.


  1. candideinnc says

    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.

  2. Bob R says

    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.

  3. TampaZeke says

    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.

  4. walter says

    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

  5. says

    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.

  6. says

    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.

  7. alguien says

    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.

  8. jack says

    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.

  9. TyInTenn says

    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!

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