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Candidates for governor not eager to touch hot button legislative issues

Either Attorney General Bill McCollum, Sen. Paula Dockery and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink could inherit the remnants of the budget and policy struggles Florida legislators have before them come inauguration day in January. So where will they be this legislative session?

McCollum says he won't be ``getting into the weeds'' on the budget. Sink says she'll be keeping ``a very watchful eye'' on lawmakers.

``Both of them are cautious,'' said Karen Woodall, a longtime lobbyist identified with farmworkers, tax reform and liberal causes.

Meanwhile, Sen. Paula Dockery of Lakeland, the underdog candidate in the Republican race, is the only one to have a vote on the legislative issues. Full story here.