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Shoveling Out the Mailbox

In the Florida Democratic primary things are starting to heat up. I just got a “hit piece” on Jim Davis that was sponsored by Florida’s Working Families, Inc.

According to The Center for Public Integrity this 527 group is funded by agribusiness, principally the citrus and sugar industries.

Knowing that Davis’s opponent, Rod Smith, is the chairman of the Florida Senate’s agriculture committee and a farmer might help people understand this piece.

The most current piece of legislation that this piece highlights is the Bankruptcy Bill [Senate bill 256, April 14, 2005]. I am not unhappy to learn that Davis voted against this bill, which FWF characterizes as a bill “limiting the amount of interest credit card companies can charge”, rather than a bill that makes it almost impossible to escape credit card companies.


1 Steve Bates { 08.28.06 at 10:15 pm }

Ah, the Florida citrus industry. They’re so honest that they produce a brand of canned pink grapefruit juice called TexSun. Yes, when I’m feeling too cheap to buy fresh-squeezed not-from-concentrate juice, I do buy and drink the stuff. But I remember my ire, many decades ago, when I first found out that TexSun was made in Florida, not Texas. I hope their hit piece doesn’t harm your candidate too much.

2 Bryan { 08.28.06 at 10:30 pm }

The thing is, I didn’t have a candidate until they sent me this piece. If Rod Smith thinks I’m going to be happy about his having ties to the citrus and sugar industry, he is very wrong.