The Florida Education Association is endorsing state Rep. Sean Shaw, D-Tampa, in the Democratic primary for Attorney General.
The state's teachers union gave Shaw an A+ on its legislative report card, having "proven himself a friend of public education," the union stated.
"We look forward to lending our support to an individual who believes in public education and will use the office of attorney general to support strong public schools," FEA President Joanne McCall said.
Shaw, an attorney and former state insurance consumer advocate whose father was former Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw, is the obvious front-runner in the primary.
Both Shaw and Torrens have vowed to be activist attorneys general, criticizing outgoing Attorney General Pam Bondi for not being aggressive enough against corporations.