Is John Morgan Planning a Surprise Run for U.S. Senate? Here are the facts:


The speculation is coming from the peculiar way Morgan suggested that Nelson run for Florida Governor. In an interview with POLITICO magazine, Morgan said that he would support a candidate he “likes personally.” Nelson apparently falls under this category, and there’s history to back that up since Morgan has organized numerous fundraisers on his behalf over the years.

But, the way he sells the idea of a Governor Nelson is incredibly strange.

He says that becoming Governor is Nelson’s last chance to leave a “legacy.” In other words, pay no attention to his record as a three-term U.S. senator, which Morgan says “accomplished nothing.” He’s endorsing a candidate and kicking them at the same time.

Not to mention the fact that Nelson is about as establishment Democrat as you can get. He’s incredibly moderate, very old and has served in the Senate for nearly two decades. He’s exactly the kind of candidate Morgan claims he can’t get excited about.

Some political experts theorize that this is his way of picking Nelson to be his Democratic contender in a three-way race with himself as an Independent. But, Nelson is no more or less impressive than the current Democratic front-runner, former U.S. Rep Gwen Graham. So again, why push Nelson into the Governor’s race if Morgan could easily defeat the other candidates as well?