The Times recommends Jim Davis, a Democrat, for governor. The following are excerpts from other Florida newspaper endorsements in the governor's race:
By Times staff
Published October 29, 2006
Miami Herald: Charlie Crist
Mr. Crist has solid conservative credentials. He is loath to pass any tax, and he has built a career around being tough on criminals. Many Florida laws, from automatic jail for repeat offenders to a ban on some commerical fishing nets, bear his imprimatur. Yet he is firm enough in his own beliefs to go against the party line, as he did in resisting pressure to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case when he was attorny .
Palm Beach Post: Jim Davis
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and Democratic candidate Jim Davis differ most on the two issues that matter most to Floridians: education and property insurance. Mr. Crist would continue the wrongheaded, failed policies of his predecessor. Rep. Davis would transform them.
Tampa Tribune: Charlie Crist
We have no doubts that Davis, a studious and determined public servant, would be a good governor. But his campaign ... has been a big disappointment. He has failed to make the case that he is better able to lead Florida . . . Crist is ready to hit the road running, with a fiscally conservative agenda that aims to ensure that Florida remains a good - and affordable - place to live and work.
Daytona Beach News-Journal: Jim Davis
Florida can't afford more of (Gov.) Bush's reckless anti-government experiment. Yet, Charlie Crist, the Republican nominee for governor, says he would continue in Bush's steps . . . Fortunately, voters have in Jim Davis a potential governor with a clear sense of what most Floridians need and expect from their state government and the leadership abilities to provide it.
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