Absolutely, positively no: No AG bid for Richard Corcoran
Florida House of Representatives speaker designate Richard Corcoran in his office in the Florida Capitol December 2, 2015.

Richard Corcoran 04 mw 120215 (Large)

A brief campaign note:

Amid some less-than-spectacular poll numbers, some (and by some we’re looking at you, Ron DeSantis supporters) are whispering whether House Speaker Richard Corcoran will shift his future political focus to another office, from that of Governor.

Namely, whether the Land O’ Lakes Republican and attorney might instead run to succeed Pam Bondi as Attorney General as a consolation prize. Bondi is term-limited this year.

Nope. He’s going big or going home.

“Richard Corcoran has never considered and will not run for Attorney General,” said his right-hand man, James Blair. “Period. The end.”

And that’s that.

Peter Schorsch

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One comment

  • Larry Gillis (Cape Coral)

    March 22, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I have always been bothered by the election of the chief law enforcement officer of any State. It tends to attract politicians-on-the-make, ones on their way to governor or the US Senate. It also tends to make them unduly responsive to the political passions of the moment.

    New Hampshire, contrariwise, has an appointed AG, one whose four-year term deliberately overlaps and exceeds the present two-year term of whichever incumbent governor makes the appointment.

    In other words, he/she can tell the appointing governor (and the electorate, for that matter) to go to Heck, if the Gov or the People want something unjust to be done in the name of the law. Maybe Florida should consider such a system.

    (Too late for this present CRC, but maybe next time).

    Anyway, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_Attorney_General

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