Hasner may try to follow Rubio’s route to the Senateby George Bennett | March 21st, 2011
But since being term-limited out of the House last year, the Boca Raton resident has been making Garmin-aided treks around the state to talk to tea party groups and other grassroots conservatives about a possible 2012 U.S. Senate bid.
Hasner says the tea party crowd remains unhappy with Washington and is poised to send another wave of conservative anti-establishmentarians to Capitol Hill in 2012.It sounds a little like former House Speaker Marco Rubio’s early-2009 underdog Senate quest. Rubio was discovered by the national conservative movement before many establishment Florida Republicans took him seriously, getting a coveted National Review cover story in August 2009.
Hasner hasn’t landed on the conservative mag’s cover, but he did get favorable mention from the publication last week.
Read about it in this week’s Politics column.