Senate leadership pileup for Benacqusito (cont’d)by George Bennett | June 30th, 2009
Haridopolos is in line to become Senate president in November 2010. Current Senate Prez Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, has endorsed Benacquisto, as has previous Senate President Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie, and Majority Leader Alex Diaz de la Portilla.
Republican Sharon Merchant, expected to launch her own Senate campaign Wednesday, has endorsements from three Republican Senators.
District 27 is now represented by Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, who is running for attorney general.