Former Senate Nominee Eyes Challenge to Klein

Posted February 15, 2007 at 9:58am

Rep. Ron Klein (D) is faring better than fellow Sunshine State freshman Tim Mahoney (D), at least when it comes to staving off possible opposition.

Several GOP state lawmakers appear to be passing on the race.

The most eager Republican to date is a failed Senate candidate from Connecticut.

Alan Schlesinger, who finished third in the three-way Senate race in the Constitution State last year, said he might move to Florida and take on Klein, according to The Palm Beach Post.

Klein ousted veteran Rep. Clay Shaw (R) in November to claim the seat in the Democratic-leaning 22nd district.

— Nicole Duran