Will McBride Considers Attorney General Race
Former U.S. Senate candidate and Orlando attorney Will McBride is said to be considering entering the open Attorney General primary.
McBride is best known as the man who most seriously challenged Katherine Harris in the 2006 Republican Senate primary. He finished second with 30% of the vote, behind Harris and ahead of LeRoy Collins, Jr, and Peter Monroe.
NOTE: Will McBride is not to be confused with former guberatorial candidate Bill McBride (husband of CURRENT gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink). Will is a Republican, Bill is a Democrat.
With Bill McCollum now running for governor, most experts expect a crowded field of candidates from both parties to seek the AG spot. Other names rumored to be in the mix are State Representatives Bill Galvano and Tom Grady, State Senator Dave Aronberg, Former Senator Rod Smith, George LeMieux, and Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp.
McBride's biggest asset may be his father-in-law, Stu Epperson.
Epperson is a co-founder of Salem Communications which operates a variety of talk and religious radio stations, several popular Christian websites, and other publications. His deep pockets and media connections could prove very helpful to McBride if he decides to run.