Senate Republican leaders Monday endorsed former state Rep. Shawn Harrison to try to unseat Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, in a redrawn Hillsborough County district. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby

Senate Leaders Back Harrison to Take On Cruz In Hillsborough

Senate Republican leaders Monday endorsed former state Rep. Shawn Harrison to try to unseat Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, in a redrawn Hillsborough County district. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby

TAMPA, FL. – Senate Republican leaders Monday endorsed former state Rep. Shawn Harrison to try to unseat Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, in a redrawn Hillsborough County district.

Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, a Naples Republican who will become Senate president in November, and Sen. Ben Albritton, a Wauchula Republican who is slated to become Senate president in 2024, backed Harrison in Senate District 14.

The race likely will be one of the highest-profile legislative elections this year. Harrison, R-Tampa, was elected to the House in 2010 but lost the seat in 2012 after his district was redrawn.

He won back the seat in 2014 but lost a re-election bid in 2018. Cruz, a former House member, was elected in 2018 in Senate District 18.

But she is running this year in the redrawn District 14 after the once-a-decade reapportionment process.

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