Anti-abortion terrorist Randall Terry declared he will in fact run for Florida Senate. This makes the third time Terry has drummed up press by agonizing over his “decision” but it’s finally official.
He will be running against the valiant Jim King, who stood up to the wingers of his party and tried to do the right thing for Terri Schiavo this time, despite being up for re-election in 2006.
King helped lead a group of nine Republican senators who blocked a bill aimed at saving Schiavo, sealing the brain-damaged woman’s fate. She died March 31, and autopsy results released last week showed she indeed had severe and irreversible brain damage.
He is the only one of the nine up for re-election next year.
Terry is anything but homegrown, and chose to blight Northeast Florida with his recent residency for reasons unknown, except to live in a rich, powerful, white neighborhood.
The contest is already centering itself as a core fight over Republicanism. King is a social moderate and fiscal conservative who has sometimes clashed with the right-wing elements of the party. Terry says the district has no room for moderation and that he can better represent Republican principles.
“I want a smaller government, lower taxes and more respect of life and marriage,” he said Tuesday.
Terry has been a Jacksonville resident for two years and is making his second political campaign after a failed 1998 U.S. House bid in New York.
Terry, who says he wants more respect for marriage, is on his second, this time to the much younger bride you would expect a chauvinist middle-aged man to have. And that smaller government is evidently a real impediment when it tries to stay out of people’s death beds.