Rep. Richard Corcoran files for re-election run in 2016

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In his march towards becoming Florida House Speaker, Rep. Richard Corcoran opened a campaign account this week for his 2016 re-election run, according to the state Division of Elections.

The Land O’ Lakes Republican was unopposed this year in House District 37, which covers much of Pasco County. If re-elected in 2016, he will be next in line for House speaker later that year.

Corcoran is now the 36th candidate who has so far filed initial paperwork for a 2016 House run.

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