Today, Neal all but completely disabused the notion he was preparing for a re-entry into electoral politics as a candidate.
The Herald's Jim Jones reports:
Based on the way Florida Senate District 21 has been redrawn, developer and former state senator Pat Neal says he won’t be a candidate to replace the term-limited Mike Bennett of Bradenton.
To date, former state representative Bill Galvano, a Republican from Bradenton, is the only declared candidate for the District 21 seat.
“It’s not my intent to run against Bill Galvano, He’s been my friend for 30 years. I don’t ever contemplate running against Bill,” Neal said Tuesday.For his part, Galvano says he is happy to run in the District 21, as proposed by the Senate's redistricting committee.