Michael Reagan Endorses McCollum in Fla. Race

Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 11:02 AM

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Today, the McCollum Campaign for Governor announced Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan and a national conservative political commentator, has endorsed Bill McCollum in the Republican primary for governor.

“Bill McCollum has walked the walk. He first came to Washington when my dad entered the White House in 1980,” said Michael Reagan. “Together, they slashed taxes, cut spending and made America's economy strong again. They re-built our armed forces which led directly to the fall of the Soviet Union.”

“In his years in Congress, Bill never became part of the Washington problem. He always remembered the taxpayers of Florida and fought for their interests. He was a Tea Party member before the term was coined.”

“As the state's Attorney General, he has not only been tough on crime, but a national trendsetter. He led all of the various state attorneys generals by suing to block Obamacare. Because of Bill McCollum we have a good chance of stopping this radical federal overreach in the courts.

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“Bill McCollum also will be tough on illegal immigration. He strongly supports the implementation of the Arizona law in Florida.”

“It gives me great pleasure to have Michael’s support, and I appreciate all that he is doing to further the conservative ideals President Reagan stood for as our President,” said Attorney General Bill McCollum. “I was proud to fight for the conservative cause during the ‘Reagan Revolution’ and I look forward to governing as a conservative as Florida’s next governor.”

Mr. Reagan also took issue with Rick Scott, Mr. McCollum's primary opponent:

"Rick Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA hospitals at a time it engaged in the biggest Medicare fraud in all of American history. He stepped down from his position as his company was hit with a $1.7 billion fine for bilking taxpayers. I am also disturbed the hospital chain he founded and ran provided and profited from abortion services.”

"My dad always told me that character counts. Bill McCollum is a man of character who represents the values we as 'Reagan Republicans' stand for. He will win on August 24th and again in November. It is vitally important we nominate a man who represents our values and can win this year to send a strong message to President Obama and the Democrats in Washington. Rick Scott is spending over $40 million to buy this election, but money can't buy character."

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of Ronald Reagan, is chairman of the Reagan Group. He has been an influential national commentator, syndicated columnist, radio host and New York Times bestselling author. His new book “The New Reagan Revolution,” (St. Martins Press) is due out in early 2011 to mark the 100th birthday of his late father.

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