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Bill McBride, Florida gubernatorial candidate defeated by Jeb Bush in 2002, dies at 67

Democrat Bill McBride, a strong supporter of gay rights who ran for Florida governor in 2002 against incumbent Jeb Bush, died suddenly on Saturday at age 67.

"He was always a promoter of equality," said McBride's wife, Alex Sink, adding that her husband championed survivors of the Rosewood racial massacre, pro bono legal work and gay rights. "He was always promoting more minorities in the law."

Click here to read McBride's Associated Press obituary.

Click here to read an obituary written by Steve Bousquet of the Herald/Times Tallahassee bureau.

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