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Nick Loeb “Seriously Considering” a Run for the U.S. Senate

by Javier Manjarres

The 2012 Florida U.S. Senate race plot continues to thicken as additional challengers to Senator Bill Nelson(D) in 2012 begin to float their potential candidacies.  One such potential candidate who is starting to make a bit of a buzz in the media is Delray Beach entrepreneur and businessman Nick Loeb. In a recent story in the Palm Beach Post, Loeb talked about his potential run for the Senate seat and stated,” I’m a citizen and not a politician. I think I bring a fresh perspective.”

Mr. Loeb took a few moments out of his busy Sunday afternoon to talk politics and his potential candidacy, and Loeb indicated to me that he is “seriously considering it”-  the ‘it’ being a run for U.S. Senate. Loeb referred to the widely unpopular ‘Obamacare’ plan as a “disaster that will  bankrupt our country”, and that if he were in the Senate, he would vote to repeal the Presidents healthcare plan, a common sentiment expressed amongst GOP politicos who have aspirations for higher office.

One of the business sectors  that Mr. Loeb has dabbled in is the ‘clean-energy’ (Green) sector, a sector which he feels has unlimited potential for energy and job-creation.  This background may make a lot of conservatives hedge by thinking that Loeb is a treehugging squish, but Loeb insist that he is not.  Loeb declares that he is an adamant supporter of Energy Independence and he favors that  “all sources of energy be used to move the country forward and limit the country’s dependence on other nations.”

Loeb will be in California until  February 14th, then travel back to Florida, where one can only assume that he will continue to ‘weigh-out’ his potential political options. Stay tuned, more to come…

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Joe

    I saw Nick when he was running a before and was impressed. We need fresh new ideas.

  • Anthony C

    “dabbled in Green Energy”???

    Great. Another politician who wants to take our money and give it to private industries and then call it an “investment in the future”

  • Geo

    Nick has everything going for him — wealth, looks, personality, good intentions and personality. It is too early to list his negatives as he is not a serious contnder at this time. I have discussed with him what I consider his misguided support of cap and trade. If he persists in the folly of man-made global warming or that co2 is indeed a pollutant, then my advice to him would be to run as a Democat. He might have a better chance in a primary against Nelson.

  • matrell

    Ok a businessman from Palm Beach is weighing running for Senator Bill Nelson’s 2012 re-election seat. Many people would presume that from the look of his picture, he seems like a really nice guy(common political tactic). One thing I do enjoy is the recent socioeconomic shift of politicians that’s on the rise. The stereotypical image of senior citizens in politics is slowly dying away. Along with the ideology, are their viewpoints and political stances on issues. But it’s always nice to see a refreshing younger citizen leaping into public office in hope of changing government. Along with new faces brings new innovation that is much needed in times like this. It seems like Nick Loeb has an interest in the clean-energy field, and the article goes on to talk about how much economic potential lies within that field. Nick Loeb is a Republican but with a modern view. It will be a great addition to the Republican Party. He reminds me a lot of Marco Rubio, I am not sure if it is the youth or sense of calmness amongst the two that makes them so personable. Also with his business experience background, it should definitely help when trying to allocate funds and paying for new policies under the Congressional Budget Office. But nothing is set in stone saying Nick will run for the 2012 senate race. Not even for the current Senator Bill Nelson, which will be a huge disappointment and loss to the State of Florida.

  • markiejoe

    Too bad Sofia is getting hitched to a reactionary neo-con Republican. She needs to open her eyes and not let love be blind.