Tampa Republican Shawn Harrison hasformally withdrew from the race in Senate District 14.
The move came nearly a week after Gov. Ron DeSantis endorsed Green Beret Jay Collins. The surprise endorsement came hours before Collins shifted his candidacy from a bid for federal office in Florida’s 15th Congressional District.
Harrison, the preferred candidate for GOP Senate leadership, alluded to the shock developments in a tweet.
“Officially withdrew from Senate District 14. Sometimes events beyond our control just happen. Roll with it,” he posted. “Thanks to Sen. Kathleen Passidomo for your integrity and loyalty. You’ll make a great President.”
Passidomo, a Naples Republican, chairs the Florida R...