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McCollum disputes Scott's stem cell claim

McC E Stem pg 2 001 Bill McCollum's campaign is crying foul over primary rival Rick Scott's new mailer on embryonic stem cell research (pictured). The mailer reads, "Bill McCollum holds the same position on this issue as Barack Obama, who recently lifted a ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research."

McCollum spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said, "To assert that they’re in the same place on this is just absurd.” Campbell said McCollum supports embryonic stem cell research only "as an alternative to destruction," such as when embryos are created for in vitro fertilization and are no longer needed.

In 2004, the National Right to Life endorsed Mel Martinez over McCollum in the U.S. Senate race, pointing to this issue. A Times article at the time paraphrased McCollum's position as supporting "expanded stem cell research," but does not quote the candidate directly.

Scott spokeswoman Jennifer Baker says McCollum is “parsing his words and trying to have it both ways. What’s absurd is the fact that Bill McCollum is trying to change his position. The fact is he supported embryonic stem cell research then and he supports it now.”

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Anthony Hopkins

Stem Cell Research is very important!! I know that Government should never interfere with science. I really feel at this time that government should do more than just interfere when it comes to this topic. Stem Cells are derived from fetus themselves as well as body parts from humans. It is more of a genetic nature but I really think cures for certain diseases should be the focus. We need to find cures for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, as well as Viruses that destroys the human body on contact.
Sincerely,
Anthony Hopkins
Dayton, Ohio

Anthony Hopkins

California Politics

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Sincerely,
Anthony Hopkins
Dayton, Ohio

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Father’s Day
Father's Day is a very exciting day for all males who are fathers. At least this is a day when it is important for men who are fathers to spend quality time with their children. In some cases, it will be okay for any man who is not a father to spend time with his own family. At least spending time with your own parents is very important. Men can even spend time with their niece and nephews or spend time with children inside of the neighborhood. This is very important because we have to keep our children from engaging in reckless behaviors. This will instill social and moral values in our children. At least it would let them know that they are appreciated by someone outside of their own families. This is very important. Therefore, validation is important!
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Dayton, Ohio

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