Don Gaetz not running for Congress

State Sen. Don Gaetz made it clear today that he is not interested in running for Congress:

Over the last few days, Vicky and I have heard from so many friends from across Northwest Florida encouraging me to run for Congress. It’s awfully nice to know that folks from every community in our region think I could be of some value to our state and our country as a Member of Congress.

It has never been my goal to be in Washington, DC. It has been my honor to be Northwest Florida’s senator in Tallahassee. And we’ve had a pretty good run. But my home and my heart are in Northwest Florida.

Gratified as I am by the many offers of support, I will not be a candidate for Congress.

I’m confident a real, true conservative will become a candidate and will represent our families and communities with success and with honor.