John Legg Gets the Backing of the FMA for Senate Bid
With Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, ending his bid for re-election earlier in the week, House Speaker Pro Tempore John Legg, R-New Port Richey, has been garnering endorsements in the race to represent parts of Pasco and Hillsborough counties in the Senate.
After reeling in the support of many of the leaders of the Senate on Thursday, Legg garnered the backing of the Florida Medical Association’s (FMA) PAC on Friday.
“The FMA is proud to endorse Representative John Legg for the Florida Senate,” said Dr. John Katopodis, the president of the FMA. “As a friend of medicine, Representative Legg is committed to making Florida the best state in the nation for physicians to practice medicine and for patients to receive care. We look forward to working with John Legg to achieve these goals.”
Legg used the occasion to call for the repeal of the federal health-care law President Barack Obama signed in 2010.
“I thank the FMA for their support of my campaign,” said Legg. “We must repeal Obamacare and protect Floridians from this unconstitutional invasion of privacy. I believe health care decisions should be made by doctors and patients, not government. And, I plan to continue to fight to keep health care costs down by eliminating fraud and lowering the cost of private health insurance.”