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Janet Reno Files for Candidacy

July 23, 2002

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Former Attorney General Janet Reno made her gubernatorial quest official Monday, filing papers and paying $7,210.26 to get on the ballot.

Reno, 64, became the first gubernatorial candidate to qualify.

Also expected to qualify this week for the Sept. 10 Democratic gubernatorial primary are Tampa lawyer Bill McBride and state Sen. Daryl Jones.

Reno leads the Democratic field in recent polling. But all the Democrats trail Gov. Jeb Bush, and both Reno and McBride lag behind him in fund-raising by a margin of about 4-to-1.

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