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Which Florida Democrats might run for attorney general in 2018?

via @adamsmithtimes

You've no doubt heard some of the prospective Democatic candidates for governor in 2018 - Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine - are all in the mix to take on Republican prospects that include Adam Putnam, Jeff Atwater, Will Weatherford, Marco Rubio.

But there also are several significant Democratic names bubbling up for the attorney general's race in 2018: Former prosecutor and state Sen. Rod Smith, who ran unsuccessfully for governor, in 2006, is seriously looking at it. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, an attorney and another of Democratic former stand out in the Florida House, also is interested in the job as he faces term limits in Fort Lauderdale. But Seiler, who also helped found and served as chairman of the Broward Bank of Commerce, is also seriously looking at running for Chief Financial Officer in 2018. A fresher face on the Democratic bench seen as a serious AG prospect is Democratic state Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez, a graduate of Brown and Harvard Law. Former state Sen. Dan Gelber isn't looking at the position, but if Sen. Bill Nelson changed his mind about running again....

And the Republican AG candidates? Well, keep an eye on state Sen. Joe Negron.

--ADAM C. SMITH, Tampa Bay Times