Crawford endorses Lee
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published September 9, 2006
TALLAHASSEE - It was tit-for-tat in the race for Florida chief financial officer Friday, as Republican Tom Lee received the endorsement of a former Democratic Cabinet member.
The announcement that former Agriculture Commissioner Bob Crawford supports Lee came a day after former Comptroller Bob Milligan, a Republican, endorsed Lee's Democratic opponent, Alex Sink.
"Tom Lee has been an independent-minded and courageous leader who has stood up for consumers, even if that meant bucking his own party," Crawford said.
Like Milligan, Crawford has a history of crossing party lines. In prior elections he endorsed Gov. Jeb Bush and President Bush, Republicans.