|Published:||May 16, 2010 5:51 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 16, 2010 5:51 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Lawton "Bud" Chiles III, the son of late Gov. Lawton Chiles, plans to announce he'll run for governor in the next two weeks.
Chiles told The Associated Press on Saturday that he hasn't seen what he'd like out of fellow Democrat Alex Sink's campaign and will get in the race about three months before the Aug. 24 primary.
After meeting with a political consultant Saturday to go over strategy, Chiles said, "It's my intention. I'm not playing around and I'm moving in that direction."
Sink, the state's chief financial officer, has been presumed to be the Democratic nominee.
Likewise, Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum was thought to be a lock for the Republican nomination until Rick Scott entered the race and began spending about $5 million in TV ads to climb in the polls.