Florida Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran is ramping up his probable gubernatorial candidacy as the father of six continues to tout his conservative, job creating bona fides.
Corcoran is expected to announce his Republican gubernatorial primary challenge to Rep. Ron DeSantis and AG Commissioner Adam Putnam, but nothing official has come down from either Corcoran himself, or his Watchdog PAC.
It was rumored that Corcoran was going to announced his bid a week after Gov. Rick Scott announced he would challenge Sen. Bill Nelson, but the week came to pass and nothing happened.
Now some Republican activists are starting to speculate that Corcoran could be hedging on announcing. Why would he?
The climate is rich for another high-profile entrance into the race. Democrats are focused on DeSantis and Putnam, and a Corcoran candidacy could garner him some early grassroots support, if he doesn’t take too long to officially announce his intentions to seek the GOP gubernatorial nomination.
All three men have a lot of cash to spend this primary season, so is it fair to say that the Republican gubernatorial primary race is up for grabs? Yep.
The last 8 years @FLGovScott and I committed to never back down, push forward with sound conservative policies, and made Florida the best state to live and do business. #Flapol #Sayfie pic.twitter.com/1c8vHqbgpN
— Richard Corcoran (@richardcorcoran) April 28, 2018
I've worked with @FLGovScott to cut taxes more than 80 times, totaling $10 billion in tax cuts, and I don't want to see that undone. On the ballot this November is #AmendmentFive, which will make it much harder for future politicians to raise taxes! #Flapol pic.twitter.com/N8nFtkUjnR
— Richard Corcoran (@richardcorcoran) April 27, 2018