Florida Right to Life PAC Backs Candidates Across the Sunshine State

This week, the Florida Right to Life Political Action Committee issues endorsements and A ratings for next month’s primaries.

In three Republican statewide primaries, the PAC endorsed Gov. Rick Scott for the U.S. Senate, state CFO Jimmy Patronis’ bid for a full four year term and state Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, for attorney general. 

In the gubernatorial primary, the PAC noted the top two Republican candidates–U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam–both had A ratings. In the race to replace Putnam as agriculture commissioner, the PAC noted both state Rep. Matt Caldwell and former state Rep. Baxter Troutman had A ratings. 

A host of Florida Republicans in Congress–U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, Neal Dunn, Ted Yoho, John Rutherford, Gus Bilirakis and Vern Buchanan–were fully endorsed by the PAC. Florida Right to Life PAC backed former state Rep. Fred Costello in the Republican primary in the race to replace DeSantis. The PAC backed businessman Scott Sturgill for the Republican nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and George Buck to take on U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla. In the race for the open House seat currently held by retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., the PAC noted that state Rep. Ross Spano and Danny Kushmer both had A ratings. With U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., retiring, the PAC noted that state Rep. Julio Gonzalez and state Sen. Greg Steube both has A ratings. The PAC also backed Javier “Javi” Manjarres to challenge U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Maria Peiro in the Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. 

The PAC’s legislative endorsements are as follows:

Florida State Senate

District Candidate 

8 Keith Perry – Endorsed 

12 Dennis Baxley – Endorsed 

14 Dorothy L. Hukill – Endorsed 

16 Ed Hooper – Endorsed 

22 Kelli Stargel – Endorsed 

25 Gayle Harrell – Endorsed 

36 Manny Diaz, Jr. – Endorsed

Florida House of Representatives

District Candidate 

1 Rebekah Bydlak – Support- A Rating 

1 Mike Hill -Support- A Rating 

10 Chuck Brannan – Support- A Rating 

10 Marc Vann – Support- A Rating 

11 Cord Byrd – Endorsed 

17 Cyndi Stevenson – Endorsed 

19 Bobby Payne – Endorsed 

23 Stan McClain – Endorsed 

24 Paul Renner – Endorsed 

28 David Smith – Endorsed 

30 Bob Cortes – Endorsed 

32 Anthony Sabatini – Support- A Rating 

32 Monica L. Wofford – Support- A Rating 

37 Ardian Zika – Endorsed 

42 Mike La Rosa -Endorsed 

44 Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski- Endorsed 

51 Tyler Sirois -Endorsed 

53 Randy Fine – Endorsed 

54 Erin Grall -Endorsed 

56 Melony Bell – Endorsed 

59 Ronda Storms -Support- A Rating 

59 Joe Wicker – Support- A Rating 

61 Sharon Carter -Endorsed 

66 Nick DiCeglie -Support- A Rating 

66 Berny Jacques – Support- A Rating 

69 Jeremy Bailie -Endorsed 

71 Will Robinson -Endorsed 

72 Ray Pilon -Endorsed 

73 Tommy Gregory – Support- A Rating 

73 Melissa Howard – Support- A Rating 

74 Linda Yates – Endorsed 

79 Spencer Roach – Endorsed 

82 MaryLynn Magar – Endorsed 

83 Sasha Dadan – Support- A Rating 

83 Toby Overdorf -Support- A Rating 

84 Robert L. Joseph – Endorsed 

105 Ana Maria Rodriguez – Endorsed 

106 Bob Rommel – Endorsed 

114 Javier Enriquez – Endorsed 

115 Vance Aloupis -Support- A Rating 

115 Carlos Daniel Gobel – Support- A Rating 

115 Rhonda Lopez -Support- A Rating 

119 Bibiana “Bibi” Potestad – Endorsed 

Originally posted on the Sunshine State News by the Sunshine State News.