Report: Florida Hispanic backlash growing against Republican candidate Bill McCollum

Bill McCollum feels Hispanic backlash over law targeting migrants

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum sought damage control Thursday as prominent Hispanic supporters fumed over him spearheading legislation that’s even tougher than Arizona’s new crackdown on illegal immigration.

McCollum hastily arranged a conference call with his Hispanic leadership team late Thursday, calling them the “backbone” of his campaign and acknowledging that they had concerns about his stance.

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami, a co-chair of the team, said Thursday…

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