Senator Rich Announces Bid for Governor
Last night Senator Nan Rich announced she is running for Governor in 2014.
To a room full of applauding Democrats, Nan Rich announced she will challenge Governor Rick Scott in 2014. Rumors have been flying for months that Rich would jump in the race. Rich is currently the Minority Leader in the Florida Senate and will be leaving due to term limits. During her time in the Florida legislature she has been a champion for many progressive causes, including LGBT equality and women's issues.
There is much speculation that Charlie Crist may jump into the race and run as a Democrat. Rich addressed that in her announcement last night saying, "He's tried everything else."
Given the unpopularity of Rick Scott, it's likely we will be seeing other big names jumping in to take him on in 2014.