Hasner endorses Bogdanoff in GOP state Senate primaryby George Bennett | June 23rd, 2009
Hasner at one point was considered a likely GOP candidate for the Palm Beach-Broward seat, but opted not to run for any office in 2010 when he faces term limits.
About 64 percent of Senate District 25 voters live in Palm Beach County and about 36 percent in Broward County. Hasner’s endorsement of Broward County resident Bogdanoff comes at the expense of two Palm Beach County Republicans — state Rep. Carl Domino, R-Jupiter, and Delray Beach businessman Nick Loeb.
“During our past six years serving together in the Florida House, Ellyn Bogdanoff has been a courageous leader on the issues that matter most to our state and our region,” said Hasner in a statement released by Bogdanoff’s campaign. “She is a fiscal conservative, a visionary on education issues, and a fearless advocate for our seniors and children.”
“We need Ellyn Bogdanoff in the Florida Senate, and I strongly encourage the voters of Senate District 25 to support her candidacy. I will do everything I can to help Ellyn put her ideas and experience to work for the people of our community,” Hasner said.
Other Palm Beach Countians to endorse Bogdanoff include West Palm Beach City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell, Boynton Beach Mayor Jerry Taylor, Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel and Boca Councilwoman Susan Haynie.
In addition to the three Republican candidates, Democratic state Rep. Kelly Skidmore of Boca Raton is also running for the District 25 Senate seat.
Republicans have a slight registration edge in the district, but Democrat Barack Obama carried the district in 2008 and Republican Charlie Crist got less than 50 percent of the District 25 vote in squeaking past Democrat Jim Davis in the 2006 governor’s race.