Florida attorney John Morgan unlikely to run for governor

Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 14:38:10-05

TALLLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Well-known attorney John Morgan says he's not running for Florida governor, at least as a Democrat.
Morgan for months has flirted with the possibility of seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2018 race. But Morgan tweeted on Friday that after spending Thanksgiving with his family that "I can't muster the enthusiasm to run for the nomination."
Morgan added in a subsequent tweet that he was changing parties to an independent and "if I ever ran" it would be as an independent.  Asked to clarify, Morgan said in a message that he would "never say never" to running as an independent.
The Orlando attorney is known for colorful outbursts, but could have been a formidable candidate. He is wealthy due to the success of his law firm Morgan & Morgan and he appears in a steady stream of radio and television ads for his firm.
This story has been changed to say that Morgan has not ruled out running as an independent.

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