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Alright, I won’t run for H-52

in The Bay and the 'Burg by
Since first beginning to explore the possibility of campaigning to represent the people of the 52nd District in the House of Representative, I have been humbled by the support and encouragement I received from across Pinellas County, and indeed, beyond.

Like so many Floridians, I am relieved to know Representative Heller will not run for the Florida Senate and will continue to serve in his current capacity.

So today, it is with mixed emotions that I announce my withdrawal from the race to succeed Bill Heller in the Florida House.

Although my (fictional) campaign ends today, it has been a pleasure to travel around the district and introduce myself as a potential candidate to so many wonderful people.

I want to first thank my friends and family for supporting me and encouraging me to run.

I’m excited about the future, and I will be working hard to make sure that people of principle who share our commitment to service are elected and re-elected. I’m confident that in years to come, our state will have new leadership and a new direction, which will bode well for fresh, new ideas — and ultimately, handing our children a better state than the one we inherited.

Most sincerely,

(Lol – h/t to an old friend who actually just wrote this letter in her district.)

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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