Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum was on the campaign trail today in Northwest Florida.
The Republican candidate met with local supporters at the Donut Hole in Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County Wednesday morning. If he wins the race for Governor, McCollum says he will focus his efforts on creating, diversifying, and growing local jobs. McCollum also spoke on the highly debated off-shore drilling debate in light of the oil spill last week.
" I think if you're far enough off-shore, drilling is fine. But I'm gonna tell you, three-to-ten miles, which has been proposed by state legislative leadership last year is way too close. The risks are too high. And unless someone can show me how we can be safer than I see today-- human error, oil spills… we can't afford that. Our beaches are too important, our venues are too important. And I've said to several people, as Governor, if the bill came across my desk the way it was written last year with no new knowledge about this, I'd veto it" McCollum says.
Polls are showing a tight race between McCollum and Democratic candidate, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.