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Former Speaker Will Weatherford Won't Run For Governor In 2018

Fmr. House Speaker Will Weatherford (right).
Meredith Geddings
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Florida House of Representatives

Speculation has already begun about who will run for governor once Rick Scott leaves office.  But one Republican heavyweight has bowed out.

Will Weatherford took to twitter to announce he wouldn’t launch a gubernatorial bid. 

The move is likely good news for Agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam.  For years he’s been on the short list of Florida Republicans likely to run once Governor Rick Scott leaves office.