Republican businessman Shawn Harrison has filed to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Janet Cruz for state Senate District 14.
Harrison is the first candidate to enter the race against Cruz. He previously served in state House District 63, but was defeated in 2018 by state Rep. Fentrice Driskell, a Democrat.
In announcing his run, Harrison lauded Gov. Ron DeSantis’ conservative leadership, and promised to “be a champion for common sense.”
Harrison is already backed by Republican leadership, endorsed by Senate President Wilton Simpson, Senate President-Designate Kathleen Passidomo and Sen. Ben Albritton, who is likely to become Senate President following the 2024 election.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics