Republican Steve Corsetti, who lost a competitive race for the St. Petersburg City Council, confirms that he is considering becoming a Democrat in order to challenge popular Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni.
“Several people are urging me to make the switch,” said Corsetti, who lost by eleven points to incumbent Jim Kennedy. “And I am taking the idea under serious consideration.”
Despite just running for office, Corsetti remains a bit of an enigma to many political observers. During the campaign, Corsetti aligned himself with opponents of the city’s plan to vacate the public sidewalk next to BayWalk, yet he recently attended Marco Rubio’s event sponsored by the conservative Pinellas 9-12 Project.
Morroni, who has all but won his battle against cancer, seems to always draw some sort of opponent, despite being a tireless campaigner who has defeated a number of challengers over the course of his two decades in politics.