MIAMI, July 29 (UPI) -- Florida attorney general candidates Walter Campbell and Bill McCollum both say they hate sexual predators but that's all they agree on, the Miami Herald said.
Campbell, a Democratic state senator, is a social liberal with a conservative streak, the newspaper said. He supported causes of the social-service community, but also voted to restrict abortion and death-penalty appeals.
McCollum is a conservative Republican who served in Congress for 20 years. He said he is proudest of his service on the House intelligence committee where, he says, he was "at the forefront of unearthing the terrorist threat to this society and sounding the alarm."
Democrats remember McCollum best as a key House prosecutor in the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, the newspaper said.
The attorney general's race firmed up in the past two weeks, when primary opponents of McCollum unexpectedly dropped out.
Campbell, who has never run a statewide race before, trailed McCollum -- the only candidate from either party recognized by more than half of Florida's voters -- 38 percent to 33 percent among likely voters. Another 29 percent said they were undecided.