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Adding high-profile GOP firm suggests Jeff Miller interest in Senate run

Although Northwest Florida U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller faced only nominal challenges in every election district since 2001, a run for U.S. Senate is a different story.

A prospective Senate run may be why the Chumuckla Republican added the strategic services of OnMessage to his team.

It makes perfect sense, says Marc Caputo in POLITICO Florida Playbook.

OnMessage, the Annapolis, Md.-based firm, supported Rick Scott in both Florida governor’s races and boasts a full house of successes in 2014: Scott with polling, media and strategy; media and polling for Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas; and media for both Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

Caputo notes the company’s claim of playing a prominent role in the losses of four out of seven incumbent Democratic senators past decade. OnMessage also represented Republicans who beat a House Democrat the past four election cycles.

So the addition of such a powerhouse GOP firm might suggest Miller is considering run for Senate, Caputo writes. Also, Miller’s friend, State Sen. Don Gaetz, is considering a run for the U.S. House, instead of Marco Rubio’s Senate seat.

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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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