Two bombshells dropped in the middle of the 2017 Legislative Session: the retirement of longtime South Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the resignation of State Sen. Frank Artiles.
Those two developments set off a chain of events that saw members from both parties and both chambers registering to run for higher office. Add in Gov. Scott’s appointment of Rep. Eric Eisnaugle to the 5th Circuit DCA, and that results in at least five special elections that will take place before the 2018 Legislative Session begins in January.
And don’t forget, the 2018 General Election is only 18 months away.