Smith Wins Endorsement in Davis' Backyard
In the last post, I asked what needs to happen for Sen. Rod Smith to convincingly cut Congressman Jim Davis' lead in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Perhaps the latest round of endorsements is just what he needs.
Smith was endorsed by the Palm Beach Post, Lakeland Ledger, and Daytona Beach News-Journal.
But none of that compares to the St. Petersburg Times endorsing Smith. The Times is the most respected paper in the Tampa Bay area (no offense to the Tampa Tribune) that Davis represrents in Congress.
While it can be convincingly argued (and often is) that newspaper endorsements aren't worth the paper they're printed on, the decision by the Times editorial board not to endorse the local candidate, i.e., Davis, is a real blow to his campaign.