Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum launched his bid for governor in his hometown of Orlando on Monday, May 18, 2009, pledging his bid to keep the seat in Republican hands would be centered on kitchen-table concerns, the environment and inclusion. McCollum described his campaign as "a new way up" that would focus on expanding the economy, education and "a renewed commitment to our environment." McCollum, who is serving his first-term of attorney general, has twice tried and failed to win election to the U.S. Senate. McCollum and Sink have already been squabbling with each other as Gov. Charlie Crist signaled in recent months what he made official Tuesday, his decision not to seek a second term as governor.
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