State Senator Burt Saunders has decided he does NOT want to be the next Attorney General. The Naples Republican says he’s pulling out of the crowded field of G-O-P candidates. He also trailed two of his opponents in fundraising. Saunders says it was an easy decision.
“I have had a great opportunity to campaign across the state. I’ve enjoyed it very much and met a lot of great people. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I can continue to serve Southwest Florida as a member of the Senate for the next two years. It wasn’t that much of a function of whether the money was coming in or not. It was just a matter of my deciding that this was best.”
Several termed-out lawmakers, including Representative Dudley Goodlette, and others had been eyeing Saunders’s Senate seat.
Saunders also DENIED that he wants to be the next lieutenant governor.
Friday, May 24th
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