Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Will McBride looking at challenging Alan Grayson



Will McBride, a well connected trial lawyer who challenged Katherine Harris for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in 2006, said he's taking a serious look at challenging Alan Grayson for congress after receiving calls of encouragement from Republicans in Florida and nationally. A trial lawyer and a Hispanic, McBride said he's discussed it with Dan Webster and Rich Crotty - both of whom decided against running - and he will fly around the state tomorrow discussiing the prospect with key Republicans and should have a decision by early next week.


McBride sounded undaunted by a 28-year-old Republican talking about running: "I don't know that he has ties to this area. I haven't hheard anyting positive or negative about him, other than he just moved up from South Florida and wants to run."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:23pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours