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Bill McCollum on 'far out' immigration law, oil-drill veto threat

Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum didn't want to talk too much about corruption probes surrounding the Republican Party of Florida or why he decided to file a challenge to ObamaCare in Pensacola federal court rather than the Tallahassee court a few blocks from his office.

But the candidate for governor was pretty clear about whether he would like a Florida version of Arizona's law empowering local police to become de facto immigration officers.

“I think Arizona has its own unique problems. I don’t think Florida should enact laws like this – quite that far out,” McCollum said.

What about oil drilling, pushed by future House Speaker Dean Cannon, in light of the Louisiana disaster?

“I would suggest he doesn’t bring it up if I’m governor, he’ll face a veto on my desk if he brings it up the way it is now,” McCollum said. "I know it’s a revenue producer, but that’s not a good enough reason."