Considering the chief financial officer job is the only statewide position up for re-election in 2010 that the Democrats currently hold, they should be eager to keep it. But with CFO Alex Sink running for governor, no big-name Dem has stepped forward to run.
In fact, the only one who has registered is Joshua LaRose, apparently the same guy who ran for Miami Beach mayor and earned 'Moron of the Week' status
when the check for his entrance fee bounced. Probably not the best guy to be running anything finance-related.
Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz was seen as a possible candidate, with his early success in rescuing the city from junk bond status and state oversight. But we didn't hear much about a run after the city ran into new financial problems this summer
Now the buzz is centered around Rep. Loranne Ausley of Tallahassee. Term-limited out of re-election to the House, she was previously in the race for a state Senate seat but now apparently is thinking about the CFO position.
"All of this is to say that I am considering entering the race, but I won't make any final or official decision until after the first of the year," she told the Florida News Service
Republican Senate president Jeff Atwater is seen as the frontrunner, and any Democrat entering the race at this point will have a lot of catching up to do.