Congressman Matt Gaetz endorses Richard Corcoran for governor

This the the first major endorsement for Corcoran, who has not yet announced his candidacy.
Published April 4, 2018

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran may not have announced his candidacy for governor yet — he's expected to make it official later this month —but that didn't stop Congressman Matt Gaetz from endorsing him this week.

Gaetz told Politico Florida that he would support Corcoran's bid for governor. The two served in the Florida House together before Gaetz was elected to Congress.

Gaetz is a colleague of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is also running for governor. Both Congressmen are big Donald Trump supporters who have pipelines to Fox News, a reminder that DeSantis and Corcoran may be jockeying for voters from the same base in the Republican primary.

DeSantis was endorsed by Trump in December.

Following his comment to Politico, Gaetz also tweeted his support for Corcoran on Wednesday.