State Senator Jack Latvala (R), who has been threatening a gubernatorial run for months, has finally filed his paperwork to run for the state’s top job.
According to may politicos, the former Charlie Crist Republican does not have a chance in hell to win the Republican gubernatorial primary race, let alone the general election against any one the Democratic Party candidates.
But with that said, Latvala, who is seen by many Republicans as being Democrat-lite, could still have an outside chance of winning, but only if the primary vote is split between 4-5 GOP gubernatorial candidates.
This has been the case with many past primary races. Many elected officials have won their respected races as a result of a split vote.
While AG Commissioner Adam Putnam is considered to be an old soul with many years of political experience, he is young and vibrant enough to appeal to all demographics within Florida’s electorate.
Other potential Republican gubernatorial candidates, Speaker Richard Corcoran and Rep. Ron DeSantis, have also been able to drum up excitement and support from a broader base of their political party.
Unfortunately for Latvala, Americans appear to be looking for individuals outside of the old Republican guard to lead them.
Some Republicans are already hoping Latvala ‘hits the road’ and retires from politics.