June 21, 2006 4:09PM

Chamber Shows Villalobos the Door

For the first time in its 90 year history, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has pulled the plug on its backing for a political candidate. State Sen. Alex Villalobos, who received the Chamber’s endorsement in 2005, was dropped today because of his votes on several key issues. Paramount among them: his opposition to school choice.


The only surprise is that it took so long. Business leaders are beginning to understand that our state‐​run education monopolies are just as harmful—if not more so—than monpolies in any other field.


Let’s hope other chambers of commerce follow Florida’s lead.