Former Charlie Crist Republican, state Senator Jack Latvala (R) is mulling over a run for governor in 2018.Latvala, who could raise big dough as sitting Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, would run as a moderate Republican against more right-leaning potential primary candidates like Speaker Richard Corcoran and AG Commissioner Adam Putnam.
But even if he can raise money for a potential gubernatorial campaign, will it be enough, and will Floridians get behind grumpy old man over several much younger and appealing Republican candidates?
Latvala has a lot of political baggage. Latvala has made a few enemies around the state, but will his mini-me, Rep. Chris Latvala prove to be his biggest crutch in a gubernatorial race?
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But then again, Latvala may not run after all. Like POLITICO’s Marc Caputo said, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”More on Jack Latvala here