Paula Dockery for governor?
State Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland: "Two weeks ago the thought of running for governor wasn't on my radar screen. It was my intention to examine a run for Putnam's Congressional seat. I was waiting until the session was over and the CSX issue was settled to discuss with Doc.
"Since then I have been surprised and flattered by numerous e-mails, phone calls and letters encouraging me to run. It's become very apparent that many Republicans want another choice in the governor's race by the interesting inquiries that I've been getting from people I respect in the process, and, more importantly, from voters along the I-4 corridor who were following the legislative session, many of whom I don't know.
"I am considering the governor's race as well as the congressional race."
Lucy Morgan, Times Senior Correspondent