Democratic gubernatorial hopeful speaks to AP
Former state Sen. Nan Rich tells editors at AP meeting why she wants to challenge Gov. Scott
Former state Sen. Nan Rich — the only Democrat who has announced plans to challenge Gov. Rick Scott next year — will discuss her candidacy with journalists at The Associated Press' annual legislative planning session.
Rich is considered a longshot in the early-going with speculation still surrounding former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — now a Democrat — and the unsuccessful 20120 Democratic nominee, Alex Sink, still pondering the race against the incumbent Scott.
The 70-year-old Rich spent a dozen years in the Florida Legislature where she was a strong voice on education and health care issues. Rich announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination in April and has been traveling the state to increase her profile with voters.
The AP's 19th annual session is Wednesday at the Capitol.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.