She doesn't have an official say on the matter - that is reserved for members of the U.S. Senate - but count U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, whose district includes part of Manatee County, as liking President Barack Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“President Obama made an outstanding selection in nominating Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States," Castor said in an e-mail statement this morning. "Judge Sotomayor will bring to the bench her intelligence, her humble upbringing, her top-notch qualifications and her fair-minded approach to legal matters. I am particularly excited that President Obama chose an Hispanic woman for this critical role. Our Tampa Bay area has a strong legacy of Hispanic and female attorneys and judges. An Hispanic woman serving on the highest court in the land is an accomplishment for which we can all be proud.”