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Content with state senate, Sachs won't run for Florida AG

Scratch state Sen. Maria Sachs of Delray Beach from the list of possible Democratic challengers to Republican Attorney Pam Bondi.

A former prosecutor who once worked for then-Dade County State Attorney Janet Reno, Sachs proved herself a tough campaigner last year when she beat Ellyn Bogdanoff for newly drawn Senate District 34.

As the Democrats head into the party’s state conference in Orlando this weekend, however, she ruled herself out out of consideration.

Sachs said she was approached four weeks ago and asked if she  would consider a run. Sachs wouldn’t say who asked her, referring to them only as “various folks” involved in state politics.

“I’ve been in the state legislature for seven years and I still have unfinished business to do,” Sachs said. “I’m focused on the 400,000 people who live in my district, and I don’t think you can focus on your district if you’re thinking about another office.”

Asked straight up if she was NOT going to run for AG, Sachs said: “Correct. I think we have good candidates on the Democratic side. I will certainly support whoever comes out as our nominee.”

On Monday, former secretary of the Department of Children and Families, George Sheldon, announced he was running. Florida House Minority Leader Perry Thurston said he was considering a run as well.

“I think they’re both good,” Sachs said. “They prove that the Democratic bench is getting longer.”

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thomas

Shaking my head at this story. Really? She was thinking of running for AG?

LOL

AGM

If she is as conversant with other laws as she is with the laws governing Senators and their required place of residence it is a good thing she decided NOT to run for AG. LOL

LOL

I thought she lived in a small one-bedroom condo in Fort Lauderdale, not Delray... or was it Boca?

LOL

AGM, as Attorney General, there are no district lines, she could have moved back in with her husband... LOL

Fruittree

She would stick out with that limo ride every day in Tallahassee, though!

Wonder how many staff folks she would run through. 25 a year?

Ed Jenkins

As many have states here this lady should not be "content" with an office that she will soon be booted out of because angry constituents do not want to be represented by someone who thinks they are too good to live among their constituents.

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