In a YouTube clip posted today, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos announces that he’s decided to drop out of the U.S. Senate GOP primary. #
After touting his 2011 record in the Legislature and some of his early campaign endorsements, Haridopolos says it “became increasingly clear” that his responsibilities as a legislative leader were “in conflict” with his campaign commitments. He also says he won’t be a candidate for any office in 2012. #
Democrat Alex Sink wants to give state workers a raise. Republican Rick Scott wants to eliminate them by the thousands. Both candidates see immense savings in reshaping state government, but they are proposing to do it in radically different ways.