‘The primary is behind us’: Richard Corcoran antes up behind Ron DeSantis
It was just a few months ago that House Speaker Richard Corcoran was one of the strongest backers of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s bid for governor.
After Corcoran decided that there was no path for him against Putnam and Ron DeSantis, he endorsed Putnam.
After opting not to run for the Governor’s Mansion, it took him “2.2 seconds” to make his decision.
Though Putnam did not use Corcoran as a surrogate the way DeSantis did U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Corcoran was not without his quotable moments.
“He’s got a bulldog mouth, a chihuahua a—, and he doesn’t even know what the heck is going on in this state,” the Tampa Bay Times reported.
“Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, that’s the only thing he can say,” Corcoran added. “At some point you’ve got to come out and give people a Florida vision.”
DeSantis spox Dave Vasquez had long before that dismissed the Corcoran endorsement of Putnam as a “corrupt bargain.”
“Insiders only know how to play one game, and that’s making deals to save their own skin,” Vasquez stated in a news release.
“After a year of campaigning and millions of dollars of special interest money spent, career