Published: Nov 02, 2011 9:00 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Craig Miller says Washington needs more businessmen making decisions instead of career politicians.
    
The retired restaurant executive from Winter Park told news editors attending the annual legislative session planning session hosted by The Associated Press that there are not enough champions for free enterprise in the U.S. Senate. Miller also pledged Wednesday that he'd serve just two terms if he becomes the nominee and goes on to defeat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November.
    
Another GOP hopeful, retired Army Col. Mike McCalister, created some buzz and several questions with his insistence that communism may be regaining a foothold in the U.S.
    
.McCalister and Miller agreed that if voters want a politician in Washington, then they're not likely to prevail. The other three Republican hopefuls did not attend.

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