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Pitts won't back Smith

Freddie Pitts, one of two wrongfully convicted black men dragged into the Democratic governor's race, said he can't support state Sen. Rod Smith, whose backers featured Pitts' case in a flier attacking rival Jim Davis for voting against compensating Pitts and Wilbert Lee in 1990.

Pitts was miffed by a radio ad (More here) that suggested he was one of the voices bashing Davis. He wasn't. The committee that posted the ad has agreed to change the phony voice-over.

Pitts made his comments first on Jim DeFede's radio show this morning and then told the Miami Herald: "Smith needs to come out and say this is wrong.'' Pitts also said he couldn't vote for Davis until the Tampa congressman explained how there wasn't enough evidence to warrant compensation.