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Sen. Gelber also nearing AG run

by George Bennett | June 4th, 2009

State Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, just issued a statement saying he’s very interested n running for attorney general. Reading between the lines, it seems he’s a tad disappointed by fellow Democratic Sen. Dave Aronberg’s announcement today that he’s running for AG.

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Gelber

Gelber recently dropped his U.S. Senate bid in the name of party unity and said he hoped that he, Aronberg and Rod Smith could avoid a messy Democratic primary for attorney general.

“My hope was that there would be time for all of us to be thoughtful and to unify, but given Senator Aronberg’s decision, I will my announce my plans soon,” Gelber said.

Read Gelber’s full remarks after the jump…..

Statement from Dan Gelber on the AG’s race:

“Florida is facing its most important election cycle and our best opportunity for change in 140 years, the last time every statewide office was open without an incumbent running for re-election.

“Last Saturday at our party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner, I spoke about the need to unify our party and avoid the circular firing squad that have defined our history. I believed it was important for all of us to take a step back before creating a rush that could lead us to recreate the past mistakes of our party.

“In the days since, I have been overwhelmed by emails, phone calls and posts on my blog supporting my call for unity and urging me to consider running for Attorney General. After spending nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor, the job of Attorney General is a place where I believe I can best serve our state. Right now, I am working with party officials to help ensure we have the strongest ticket to deliver our message of change for Florida. My hope was that there would be time for all of us to be thoughtful and to unify, but given Senator Aronberg’s decision, I will my announce my plans soon.”

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One Response to “Sen. Gelber also nearing AG run”

  1. Fla Dem Says:

    Sen. Gelber did a great job as minority leader in the state House and he has tons of criminal prosecution experience.

    Sen. Aronberg is a nice guy, seems well intentioned, but he can’t compete with Gelber’s resume.

    Does anyone know if Aronberg is considering putting his name in for U. S. Attorney? He would be strong in that role, but for the AG’s office, Gelber is sure to win the primary and has the best shot to win in the general.

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