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    Daryl Jones says state's been 'Jebbed'

    The gubernatorial candidate accuses Bush of cronyism, bad stewardship and pushing wrong ideas.

    By Times staff writer
    © St. Petersburg Times
    published March 16, 2002

    State Sen. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daryl Jones called a rare news conference in front of Gov. Jeb Bush's office in the Capitol on Friday to criticize the man he hopes to oppose in November.

    Striking out at privatization of vocational rehabilitation services and "slush funds" operated by Enterprise Florida, Jones accused Bush of "cronyism and bad stewardship."

    "The only way to describe this erosion of progress is to confess that since Jeb Bush was elected, Florida has been 'Jebbed,' " Jones said.

    He defined "Jebbed" as "to present something that is obviously wrong as actually right."

    Todd Harris, spokesman for the Bush campaign, said all of the Democrats running against the governor "are following the same political playbook."

    "They are so busy attacking the governor not a single one of them has articulated their own detailed policy position," he said.

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