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Greg Evers eyes Congress if Jeff Miller runs for U.S. Senate

Florida’s political landscape shuffles once again as U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller considers a run for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat.

Now, there is also a healthy dose of déjà vu.

Republican State Sen. Greg Evers, who ran to replace Miller in 2001 after he left Tallahassee for Congress, told reporters he is looking again to replace Miller, this time in Florida’s 1st Congressional District.

“I would like to follow in his footsteps,” Evers, a two-term GOP senator from Baker, told reporter Tom McLaughlin of the NWF Daily News.

Miller currently chairs the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Rubio would be vacating his Senate seat as he seeks the presidency.

“Right now, I’m meeting with voters and listening to what things are important to them to see if I would be a candidate they can get behind,” Miller said in an email to NWFDailyNews.com.

Regardless of what Miller ultimately decides, Evers will support him.

“I feel like the people of this district deserve continuing good representation in Washington,” Evers said, adding that if he chose to run, he could give constituents real conservative representation.

As a farmer, Evers has always performed well in northern Okaloosa, Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, the strongly agricultural areas that are part of Miller’s CD 1. Evers’ Senate District 2 is comprises of much of the same geography: Escambia, Santa Rosa Counties and the northern part of Okaloosa.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist, editor and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing, reporting and management experience, Phil produced content for both print and online, in addition to founding several specialty websites, including HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range included covering news, local government and entertainment reviews for Patch.com, technical articles, and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine as well as advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as editor and production manager for Extensive Enterprises Media since 2013 and lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul. He can be reached at phil.ammann@gmail.com.

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