Brandes rolls out Rick Baker endorsement
Republican Jeff Brandes will add ex-St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker's endorsement today as Brandes seeks to unseat state Rep. Bill Heller, D-St. Petersburg. It's latest, and probably highest impact, backer by Brandes, who also has support from Pinellas County Commissioners Nancy Bostock and Neil Brickfield. All of course are Republican, but Baker is the biggest name in St. Petersburg.
Quoting Baker, from the news release to be sent:
“I have decided to support Jeff Brandes because I am convinced that he will have the passion, and respect in Tallahassee, to focus on the economy of Florida and our region. Jeff understands that jobs are the number one issue in this race, and is committed to making a difference.”
Baker and Heller both work for University of South Florida.