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Richard Corcoran endorses Carlos Lopez-Cantera in U.S. Senate race

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera can add House Speaker Designate Richard Corcoran to his list of backers.

Lopez-Cantera announced Thursday that Corcoran, a Land O’Lakes Republican, has endorsed his U.S. Senate bid. The lieutenant governor said he appreciated Corcoran’s support.

“I’m grateful to have Richard’s support, and having worked side by side, I know his steadfast approach to limited government does not waver,” said Lopez-Cantera. “His dedication to his family, and to the people of Florida is truly honorable, and we are happy to have him on the team as we work to ensure a win in November.”

According to the Lopez-Cantera campaign, more than half the Republican members of the state Legislature have backed him. So have Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner.

In a statement, Corcoran said he was proud to endorse his friend.

“I’ve witnessed firsthand his dedication and commitment to all Floridians and know him to be a passionate advocate for our shared values,” said Corcoran. “Carlos, along with his wonderful family, embody the American dream and represent a bright future for our party and our country.”

Lopez-Cantera faces Rep. Ron DeSantis, Rep. David Jolly, Carlos Beruff and Todd Wilcox in the race to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate. The Republican primary is Aug. 30.

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