Saturday, May 25, 2024

ANNALS OF DeSANTISTAN: Paul Renner endorses Sam Greco as HD 19 successor. (Florida Politics)

Lame duck term-limited Florida Speaker of the House PAUL RENNER, a haughty defense lawyer for corporations, never did anything for his District, lacked charisma, and did not give a given about local issues like overdevelopment.  Now he endorses a new resident, who apparently has the same right-wing qualifications, with less charm, SAMUEL ANTHONY GRECO, who is already running a Trump like negative campaign, fueled with oodles of fawning endorsements from Dull Republicans, and lots of moola.  "I hate shallowness," as FBI Assistant Director Mark Felt told Washingon Post reporter Bob Woodward in the movie, All the President's Men.

Paul Renner endorses Sam Greco as HD 19 successor

By Drew Wilson

Florida Politics

May 20, 2024

'Sam has the vision and determination to deliver real solutions for the people of HD 19.'

Republican Sam Greco picked up an endorsement from the man he hopes to replace in Northeast Florida’s House District 19.

“I am proud to endorse Sam Greco in his campaign to succeed me in House District 19,” House Speaker Paul Renner said in a news release.

“Sam’s time as a Naval Officer, commitment to public service, and steadfast support for our shared conservative values makes him the right choice to represent the district. Sam has the vision and determination to deliver real solutions for the people of HD 19, and I have no doubt that Sam will be an outstanding Representative for our community here in Northeast Florida.”

Greco said, “I am incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Renner. Speaker Renner is responsible for passing the most consequential conservative agenda in Florida’s history and every Floridian is better off because of his leadership.

“His dedication to public service and our conservative principles has been an inspiration to me and so many others. I am committed to upholding these values and continuing his incredible work of delivering for the people of our district and state.”

Greco, a Navy JAG Officer, is one of four Republicans running for the seat, which covers Flagler and part of St. Johns counties. He faces Darryl BoyerMatthew Nellans and James St. George in the Primary. Democrat Thomas Morley is also running, however HD 19 is reliably Republican.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

1 comment:

Ted said...

He came, he talked, nothing got accomplished other than high prices in Florida. That's great for people who already have a lot of money because their assets appreciated. That's not so good for everyone else.