Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has endorsed Rep. Nick DiCeglie for Senate District 24, ending months of speculation that he was mulling a bid himself.
“I support Nick for State Senate District 24 because I believe he will carry on the tremendous commitment to our community of my dear friend Sen. Jeff Brandes , while fighting for our shared values in Tallahassee,” Baker said.
Brandes, who is leaving because of term limits, is endorsing DiCeglie as his successor.
The combined endorsements set DiCeglie up well in the GOP Primary against Timothy Lewis. Eunic Ortiz is so far the only Democrat.
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100