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Scott Maddox Announces Run For Agriculture Commissioner

July 15th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

A former Gubernatorial candidate, Scott Maddox, today filed paperwork to run for Agriculture Commissioner.

Maddox is also a former Tallahassee Mayor, Democratic Party Chairman, and President of the League of Cities. Maddox is the fifth Democrat to enter the race. He says the others lack the statewide exposure and the fundraising ability to win.

Weve got very good candidates on the Democrats side. Theyre all very good people,” Maddox said. “But I think the top candidate has raised 34,000 dollars or thereabouts in a quarter. And the top republican candidate has three-quarters of a million dollars raised. So I think we need to have a competitive candidate on the Democratic side. Unfortunately, its expensive to run statewide in the state of Florida. And I think I can raise the money to get the message out. I think that will set me apart from the rest of the field.

Maddox faces frontrunner Eric Draper, an environmentalist, and three others, including a former state representative in the Democrat primary.

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