Florida Rep. Rich Glorioso of Plant City is strongly tempted to stop running for Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections and instead enter the race to replace Sen. Ronda Storms, who's leaving to challenge a porn-vexed property appraiser.
"I'm looking at it pretty seriously. It's last minute. But I've wanted to serve in the Senate," Glorioso said. "Ronda had two more years in her term. And I was running for Supervisor of Elections because Ronda had the seat locked down. But now that the seat's come open. I have the experience, I've chaired approprations committees for the past four years."
Glorioso said he'll decide by Tuesday or Wednesday. He better move quickly. Rep. Rachel Burgin and former Sen. Pres. Tom Lee have announced they'll run. The seat could cost up to $1 millon to win.
Freshmen Rep. Shawn Harrison may run as well, making for quite a Republican Senate primary this Aug. 14.