Tampa Mayor Might Jump into Senate Race
"It was not something I was considering when there was a possibility that Alex Sink might run," Iorio said this morning. "But since she bowed out, I have had people talk to me about it. So I am analyzing it, and that's where I am right now. I have not ruled it out."
Iorio's name has been mentioned frequently as a possible Charlie Crist opponent in the 2010 gov race, but she was mostly off the Senate radar. The Tribune theorizes she could have an advantage, considering Kendrick Meek and Dan Gelber could split the South Florida voting block. But we think once Gelber realizes how serious Meek's campaign is (he'll apparently have Bill Clinton at his first fundraiser), he'll take his new-found statewide name recognition and pack up.