STAY OR GO?: After 18 months in Gov. Rick Scott’s shadow, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has to make his first big decision. Before he enters Florida’s wide-open race for the U.S. Senate, he’ll reach a political crossroads as the state’s No. 2 executive: Should he stay or go? Lopez-Cantera won’t say, and the public probably would not notice the difference. He’s not required to immediately resign his $125,000-a-year state job to run for another office, but observers say he faces a number of potential problems if he doesn’t cut ties with Scott.
STAY OR GO?: After 18 months in Gov. Rick Scott’s shadow, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has to make his first big decision. Before he enters Florida’s wide-open race for the U.S. Senate, he’ll reach a political crossroads as the state’s No. 2 executive: Should he stay or go? Lopez-Cantera won’t say, and the public probably would not notice the difference. He’s not required to immediately resign his $125,000-a-year state job to run for another office, but observers say he faces a number of potential problems if he doesn’t cut ties with Scott. AL DIAZ MIAMI HERALD STAFF
STAY OR GO?: After 18 months in Gov. Rick Scott’s shadow, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera has to make his first big decision. Before he enters Florida’s wide-open race for the U.S. Senate, he’ll reach a political crossroads as the state’s No. 2 executive: Should he stay or go? Lopez-Cantera won’t say, and the public probably would not notice the difference. He’s not required to immediately resign his $125,000-a-year state job to run for another office, but observers say he faces a number of potential problems if he doesn’t cut ties with Scott. AL DIAZ MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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July 04, 2015 6:59 PM

Eyeing Senate bid, Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera must decide whether to stay or go

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