Why is Richard Corcoran hitting the road now?
As most Florida lawmakers headed home over the weekend, House Speaker Richard Corcoran hit the road and continued to build a statewide profile.
Corcoran delivered what sounded like a stump speech Friday to 200 people at the monthly meeting of the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club in Pensacola, in a solidly-Republican city that twice supported Gov. Rick Scott, his top enemy in the current furor over jobs and tourism.
Corcoran said a special session of the Legislature will likely be needed to get rid of the "absolute cesspool" headed by Scott known as Enterprise Florida, the state's job recruitment program.
"We're ready, because we're right," Corcoran said.
Corcoran keeps a busy travel schedule.
In recent weeks, he has given presession speeches in Palm Beach and Sarasota and appeared on a CBS4's Sunday public affairs show in Miami. The itinerary stokes talk that he's mounting a run for governor or other statewide office next year as a populist voice in a major assault on the status quo.