Web makeover for Richard Corcoran as he weighs run for governor

House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s new website looks like it belongs to a candidate for governor.

As he ponders a 2018 run for governor, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land-O’Lakes, has given his richardcorcoran.com website a major overhaul.

Corcoran’s site until recently featured a three-paragraph bio and video and text of his 2015 speech when he became speaker. Corcoran rolled out a new site Tuesday night — first flagged by FloridaPolitics.com  — with snazzier photos, an expanded biography and seven “my philosophy” links as well as a bumper sticker-ready slogan of “Less Talk. More Action. Strong Conservative Leadership.”

The website is the handiwork of Washington, D.C.-based Go Big Media, which was paid $33,089 last month by Corcoran’s Watchdog PAC.

Since its launch in June, Watchdog PAC has raised nearly $4.4 million and began October with $3.9 million in cash on hand. Watchdog has hired veteran Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio and paid his firm $162,605. The Corcoran PAC has also paid A-list Republican media firm Jamestown Associates $54,504 so far.

Corcoran has said he’ll wait until the 2018 legislative session concludes in March to decide on whether to enter the governor’s race. The Republican field already includes Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and state Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, could enter the race soon.





Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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