Jeff Atwater says he’s considering U.S. Senate runby George Bennett | April 16th, 2012
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says he’s considering entering the Republican U.S. Senate primary after being “asked by a number of people who I have tremendous respect for in conservative circles around the state.”
Atwater, a North Palm Beach resident, said he has received several calls in the last few weeks asking him to consider a candidacy.
“I’m going to consider it. I’m going to take a look at it. To date, I haven’t made one outbound phone call,” Atwater said.
Republicans Connie Mack and George LeMieux are the leading Republican contenders to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. But some in the GOP have said they are underwhelmed by the party’s field and its fundraising.
Atwater says he expects to make a decision soon.