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Aronberg, Gelber a state apart in last-minute push for attorney general

by Dara Kam | August 21st, 2010

The Democratic candidates for attorney general spent the day in opposite parts of the state waving signs and knocking on doors in a last-ditch effort to win votes in Tuesday’s primary election.

State Sen. Dave Aronberg is spending the day in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. His opponent, Dan Gelber, is stumping in North Florida with stops in Tallahassee and Pensacola.

Gelber topped all of the attorney general candidates – including the three Republicans in a tight primary – in campaign contributions. He edged out opponent Aronberg, who led the raise in fundraising until this month, by just $11,000.

Like the Republican primary, the Aronberg and Gelber race is too close to call.

“With 43 percent undecided this is anyone’s game right now,” Aronberg said while going door-to-door in South Florida.

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8 Responses to “Aronberg, Gelber a state apart in last-minute push for attorney general”

  1. Mary Landis-Hall Says:

    I’ve been following the Attorney General race for several months now and as an attorney myself, I’ve been very impressed with Sen. Dan Gelber’s credentials and experience. My husband is a teacher and we also loved his strong stance on public education. While Sen. Aronberg seems polite and I’m sure he’s a good Senator, our family voted for Sen. Gelber and we encourage all Democrats to do the same.

  2. The Electorate Says:

    Visit to read about the only real democrat in District 90!

  3. Pamela Says:

    We voted for Gelber too!!

  4. Sissy Says:

    Gelber too and we all live in Palm Beach County. The other guy seems to immature for the job like the other guy running for his seat. Too young and immature for our test.

  5. Gelber is the man Says:

    Dan Gelber is going to win on Tuesday. Dave Aronberg seems like a good guy but his ship began to sink a few months back when the papers reported how he was scirting finance laws to pay his staff…then the BP lies. Aronberg is probably a good guy….but whomever is advising him has sunk his campaign. Ivoted for Gelber today and was undecided until just this week. I’m encouraging my friends & colleagues to do the same….funny thing is that they already said they decided to vote for Gelber. The best man will win on Tuesday…Dan Gelber.

  6. Glades Freshener Says:

    Dave Aronberg is one of the most intelligent, approachable, energetic individuals voters have had a chance to cast a ballot for in many years. His previous experience in the AG office, tutored by and under Bob Butterworth, will serve him and us well. It is no accident that 18 out of 18 Democratic sheriffs to have made an endorsement in the race have chosen Aronberg.
    Good Luck Dave.

  7. Mike Lewis Says:

    Aronberg may have worked in the AG’s office, but you wouldn’t let a waiter manage the restaurant just because he’s worked there. He doesn’t have the legal experience, as far as I can tell, to actually be the top guy. At least Gelber’s been a prosecutor, that has to mean something.

  8. Ed Slavin Says:

    Gelber is a white collar criminal defense lawyer who refuses to disclose his clients at BP’s law firm and did no pto Bono work while working for a Republican law firm (Akerman Sebterfitt fired Mark Herren for representing Gore in 2000 recounts),

    Dave Aronberg will protect people and our environment.

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