McCollum shrugs off GOP opponent Dockeryby Dara Kam | November 3rd, 2009
Attorney General Bill McCollum brushed off Sen. Paula Dockery’s entree into the race for governor, saying he’s focused on the general election.
Dockery will officially join the race this afternoon when she files her papers in Tallahassee, creating a GOP primary race next year.
But it’s bad news for McCollum, who has trailed Sink in raising campaign cash for two quarters in a row.
McCollum this morning shrugged off Dockery’s decision.
It was expected, he said.
“I’m not surprised. I respect Paula and she certainly has a right to run,” McCollum said.
“My focus, however, is on Alex Sink. That is the race that we’re already engaged in,” he went on.
McCollum stuck to his position when asked how concerned he is about a GOP primary.
“My focus is on Alex Sink. My focus is on the Democrat opponent,” he said.