Dennis Ross Backs Tom Lee Over Rachel Burgin for State Senate
On Tuesday, former Senate President Tom Lee unveiled the backing of another prominent Florida Republican for his bid to return to Tallahassee -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross. Lee faces Rep. Rachel Burgin in the Republican primary for a state Senate seat.
“While I served in the Florida House, Tom Lee proved to be an outstanding leader,” Ross said. “He never forgot his deep roots in Hillsborough County as a longtime Brandon-area resident. Alongside Jeb Bush and my Speaker Allan Bense, Tom took the reins of a bold, yet common-sense conservative agenda that aimed to improve the quality of life for families and job-creators in his community. He was a solid, homegrown conservative leader then, and he’ll be that same leader again.
“As south Hillsborough County’s congressman, I know from that experience that if Tom Lee goes to Tallahassee as its next senator, our constituents will be in the best of hands,” Ross added. “I’m excited to see Tom running for Senate, and he has my full endorsement.”