Wealthy Homebuilder Likely to Enter Florida GOP Senate Race

Posted at 9:17 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 16:21:27-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A wealthy Manatee County homebuilder is likely to jump into Florida's U.S. Senate race in a move that would pit key members of Gov. Rick Scott's political team against Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera in the Republican primary.

Carlos Rebuff has gone from considering entering the race to likely to get in. That's according to Joanna Burgos, who Rebuff has consulted with while thinking about a run.

Burgos is among four key members of Scott's campaigns for governor with whom Rebuff has consulted. Like Scott in 2010, Rebuff would be a political novice who would invest personal wealth to try to win office.

So far, none of the four major Republican candidates has emerged as a front-runner. Polls show most voters are undecided.