THE UPDATED I4J CANDIDATE LIST...TODAY
Those individuals noted with an asterisk * have already announced that they are candidates.
Former Education Commissioner Betty Castor - Tampa
Lawton "Bud" Chiles - Tallahassee*
Congressman Jim Davis - Tampa*
FL Democratic Party Chairman Scott Maddox - Tallahassee
State Senator Rod Smith - Gainesville*
Attorney General Charlie Crist - St. Petersburg
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher - Miami
Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings - Orlando
Noone actively mentioned presently
State Representative Everett Rice - Treasure Island
State Representative Joe Negron - Stuart*
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State Representative Dennis Ross - Lakeland*
UPDATE: The Florida Times-Union has a good glance at the Republican and Democratic (at those who have announced) candidates for governor. It mentions that Maddox and Castor will reportedly remain uncommitted regarding their candidacies until after the legislative session ends in May. Castor may be able to get away with it; some are saying that Maddox is waiting to see if the former Education Commissioner and University of South Florida president will jump in. If he's serious about running, he needs to begin soon in order to earn name recognition statewide.