Abruzzo will run for new Senate District 27by George Bennett | March 17th, 2012
Within an hour of the new map’s release, state Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, announced that he will open a campaign for the new District 27 Senate seat that is generally west of Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County.
State Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, said he is likely to run in a new Democratic-leaning District 29 if it makes it through the Senate and legal challenges. State Rep. Mack Bernard, D-West Palm Beach, is also eyeing that Senate seat, which is roughly 26 percent black and 27 percent Hispanic.
In the new Senate District 32, which includes southern Palm Beach County and coastal Broward, Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, said she expects to run for reelection even though the district appears to have become more favorable for Democrats.
State Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Boca Raton, could not immediately be reached but several Democrats said they expect her to run against Bogdanoff.
Former Democratic state Rep. Kevin Rader, who recently launched a primary challenge against Sachs, said he’s weighing which seat he will seek if the new map becomes final.