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Rod Smith: not Congress, not Ag Commish, but....



About_rodA svelte-looking former senator Rod Smith stopped by the Senate chamber late Wednesday as the Senate discussed property taxes. It was his first visit back since he left the Senate to run for governor.

Smith said that despite all the rumors he's not planning on running for Congress (because he doesn't want to live and breathe Washington) or Commissioner of Agriculture (although his father would have loved it). He does think he'll run for something at some point. He just hasn't found that special race just yet.

"I probably will, I'm keeping all my options open," said Smith who is a law partner at Avera & Smith in Gainesville and was in the Panhandle on business. "I don't see anything out there right now."

Speaking of Rod's upstart bid for guv, here's the theme song his campaign whipped up as he gained momentum against Jim Davis.

-- Jennifer Liberto

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:21am]


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