Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler said today that he remains open to the possibility of challenging Gov. Rick Scott in 2014 but he sounds like he is leaning against it at the moment.
"I haven't made any decision," said Seiler, a Democrat and former state legislator whose mayoral term is up in 2015. "I'm not rushing to make any decision. The field seems pretty unsettled."
When asked if he was waiting for a decision from fellow Democrats, former CFO Alex Sink or former Gov. Charlie Crist, Seiler said: "I'm not really waiting on any one person. I am more waiting to see that we have a quality candidate for governor."
Seiler, a father of four and partner in a law practice, said he wants to do what is best for his family and that he loves his job as mayor.
"The only thing I have come to realize is this belief we had to rush into a decision the first part of the year is really not accurate. I realize there is sufficient time to make a decision. ... We will see how things play out in the next 30 to 60 days. If I had to make a decision today I am probably leaning toward remaining the mayor of Fort Lauderdale."