Bondi early favorite for U.S. Senate in 2016

March 26, 2015

GOP insiders keep telling me that Marco Rubio will run for president and forego an second term in the U.S. Senate. If he does, then how does it impact Florida politics?

On Pensacola Speaks, Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersblog.com said, “I think Marco ends up losing nobly in the Presidential race in 2016 and sets himself up to be Governor. He sets himself up with an epic showdown with Adam Putnam (Florida Agriculture Commissioner).”

A new poll from St. Leo University says if Rubio did decide to run for re-election, 52 percent of all Floridians – Republicans, Democrats and independents – would vote for him again.

If not, Attorney General Pam Bondi is the favorite for the Republican nomination for his seat, with 26 percent. Putnam is next at 14 percent. CFO Jeff Atwater is at 13 percent. Former House Speaker Will Weatherford gets 6 percent support. One third of the voters are undecided.

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