Former state Rep. Lake Ray, now the president of the First Coast Manufacturers Association where he has been since 2011, said, when it comes to the business community and the uncertainty of a presidential election, history shows this is not a new phenomenon.
Last year saw a knockdown, drag-out fight in suburban Seminole County for what should be a safe Florida House seat for the GOP. But when the smoke cleared, state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, beat Democrat Tracey Kagan by 1,500 votes. Now Kagan is back for a rematch and it is already getting ugly. 
First elected in 2012 to represent parts of Lee County in Tallahassee, Eagle launched his bid on Wednesday and stressed his support of President Donald Trump.  
The bill would let Puerto Ricans vote on whether they want statehood, much like they did in 2012 and 2017.