Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum, facing the Democratic CFO who wants to be Florida's first female governor, is taking steps to reach out to female voters.
His gubernatorial campaign just announced the formation of “Women for McCollum,” which will have his wife Ingrid McCollum working with co-chairs former Lt. Governor and Senate President Toni Jennings and Republican National Committeewoman Sharon Day. The aim: "to engage women of all ages and backgrounds and from every corner of Florida to elect Bill McCollum as Florida’s next Governor," according to the release just sent to the media.
McCollum is going up against CFO Alex Sink in the 2010 governor's race. Sink is a former Bank of America executive who has already started to portray herself as a working mother and "PTA mom" sympathetic to female voters' needs.
“I’m proud to lend my support to Bill McCollum because I know he’s the right person to lead our state during these difficult times,” said Jennings, who served under Gov. Jeb Bush. “We need solid, tested leadership as we tackle our tough challenges, and Bill McCollum’s unwavering commitment to the people of Florida and his vision for our future are more critical than ever before. Bill McCollum will get the job done.”
“It’s an honor to support Bill McCollum for Governor,” said Day. “During these difficult times in Florida’s history, we need a candidate that we can trust and depend on. Bill McCollum’s leadership has shown us, time and time again, he is the individual we need to lead Floridians to a brighter tomorrow.”
Carolyn Booth, 2nd VP of the Florida Federation of Republican Women of Apopka, will serve as State Chairwoman for Florida Women for McCollum.
“The leadership of this dynamic team of women is a tremendous asset to our campaign and I am humbled by their support,” said Bill McCollum. “I look forward to working with them in the coming months as we share our vision for a better Florida for our kids and grandkids.”
Yesterday McCollum announced a long list of county leaders.