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Attorney John Morgan Implies He Won’t Run For Governor But Doesn't Completely Shut The Door

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Well known attorney John Morgan is being cagey about a possible political future.

The Orlando-based attorney, with offices in Jacksonville, took to Twitter over the holiday weekend to talk about whether he might enter the gubernatorial race.

Morgan ruled out a run as a Democrat or a Republican, tweeting, “I can’t muster enthusiasm for any of today’s politicians. They are all the same. Both parties. I plan to register as an Independent and when I vote, vote for the lesser of two evils.

While that would evidently indicate Morgan will not run, he concluded his tweet by saying, “And if I ever ran, run as an Independent.”

Morgan also said on Twitter it was “amazing to be leading the polls for Governor without being a candidate.”  

Morgan didn’t site the poll he was referring to but a September Florida Chamber of Commerce poll with some hypothetical match ups for governor showed Morgan tied with fellow top ranked Democrat Gwen Graham, both at 37%, when pitted against Republican Adam Putnam.

There is also a “draft John Morgan” for governor website called, which is a play on words of his law firm’s catchphrase, “For The People.”

The site was launched by “For The Governor PC,” which is a Political Action Committee with a Miami address. So far the PAC has received a $25,000 donation and spent $17,180, according to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections.

Morgan does have experience navigating the world of politics. He has been a strong advocate of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida and largely bankrolled the medical-marijuana ballot initiative that passed in 2016.

Video: Morgan Elaborates On His Social Media Comments

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Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.