It appears that Bud Chiles’ days as a candidate for governor are numbered. We are hearing considerable Buzz that Chiles is calling supporters to tell them he is ending his independent bid. An announcement is likely to come Thursday.
The day of his expected announcement is not coincidental — it’s the last day before overseas ballots begin printing. Chiles name — the same as popular former Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles – was expected to pull votes from Democrat Alex Sink in her batle against Republican Rick Scott.