April 19, 2011

On Florida's Next U.S. Senate Race - Adam Hasner?

Adam Hasner
Eric Ericson of RedState is weighing in on Florida Next US Senate Race. He posted the following today:
There are a lot of important Senate races shaping up in 2012 and my strong fear is that many tea party activists are going to be so focused on beating Barack Obama — a worthy cause — that they are going to drop the ball on Senate races.

I have not really weighed in yet on endorsing any candidates for the United States Senate, but with an every growing pool of potential candidates in the Florida Senate race, I want to go on record now supporting Adam Hasner.

Former Senator George LeCrist, hand picked by Charlie Crist to keep his seat warm, is running as are several others. I think conservatives need to be wary of many of them and we cannot afford to take Florida for granted as a Republican state.

Adam Hasner has, I think, the best background and most conservative record to run in Florida. I hope you will join me in supporting him. We cannot afford to lose Florida to either the Democrats, or the squishy Republicans.

So, who is Adam Hasner? A commenter (gatorgal) posted the following:
Adam served in the Florida House of Representatives for 8 years and was tapped by then Speaker Marco Rubio to be the House Majority Leader.

Adam’s term ended in Nov. 2010. A solid conservative who continually got reelected in Democratic stronghold, Palm Beach County. He is formidable. He spoke at the Tea Party last weekend with Congressman Allen West. National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez also wrote him up on The Corner recently under the post Adam and the Eve of a new Senate race.
Adam Hasner was State Representative for District 87 in the Florida House of Representatives until 2010. The district includes the coastal communities in the southern portion of Palm Beach County and the northern part of Broward County, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach and Boynton Beach. It now looks like he may be a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Florida in 2012.

Florida Democrats have complained that Hasner is "too conservatives." In 2010, Hasner has led the House Republican effort demanding the United States Congress pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He currently serves as national Co-Chairman of the citizen action group, Pass The Balanced Budget Amendment.

Jeremy Jacobs, National Journal, dubbed Hasner's run "Rubio Part Deux?" and provided excellent insight into Hasner getting in the race.

Also, it doesn't hurt that Hasner's "wife was a former aide to Jeb Bush and ran Meg Whitman's 2010 California gubernatorial bid" and that Hasner already has close ties to Florida's conservative grassroots activists.

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1 comment:

Donna (Texas) said...

Good Post! Thanks for the information... Have a great day!
Donna