Connect with us
Matt Gaetz is blasting the FBI.

Federal

Matt Gaetz for … US Senate?

The Florida congressman may be mulling a move to Alabama.

Maybe you read that Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz wanted to be Florida’s Attorney General.

Well, that was so 10 minutes ago.

We sleuthed around and discovered he may have a better plan: Running for the U.S. Senate.

No, he’s not planning to oust U.S. Sens. Rick Scott or Marco Rubio, despite his reported distaste for the former. He’s eyeing Alabama.

Wait, wait, don’t leave yet. Here’s why this scheme is not as crazy or harebrained as you may first imagine.

First of all, it is ri-donk-ulously easy to qualify for the office there.

You have to be at least 30 years old, a registered voter in the state and, oh, there’s a residency requirement of one day.

One. Day.

Honestly, this is a good way to jump in for Gaetz, who now represents the Panhandle (that’s almost Alabama, right?). Alabama has a runoff and there will be a multicandidate primary.

President Donald Trump could well be very helpful in introducing him. The Prez isn’t crazy about his options there to date, as none were nearly as effusive in backing him as Gaetz.

The kicker: Gaetz tells us he “may have mentioned” the idea of running in ‘Bama to some people “in passing.”

Will a Gaetz Senate candidacy fly in the “The Heart of Dixie?” He’ll never know … until he tries. Or, you know, polls.

Written By

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Orlando Rising and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

Street racing bill passes Senate

Headlines

Florida League of Cities to Ron DeSantis: Veto cancer benefits for firefighters

Headlines

Florida could be first state to limit THC in smokable medical marijuana

Headlines

Winners and losers emerging from the 2019 Legislative Session

Headlines

Sign up for Sunburn

Receive our team's agenda-setting morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. Delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday.

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jim Rosica, A.G. Gancarski, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Dan McAuliffe, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Bob Sparks, Andrew Wilson.
Email: Peter@FloridaPolitics.com
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Connect
Sign up for Sunburn

Receive our team's agenda-setting morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. Delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday.