By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 28, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. (WCTV) -- After announcing over the weekend that he wouldn't be making a 2018 gubernatorial run, lawyer John Morgan has posted a video to Facebook explaining his decision.
In the video, Morgan explains that he doesn't feel a part of the two-party system and is non-committal to whether or not he will run in 2022.
By: Associated Press
November 24, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Well-known attorney John Morgan says he’s not running for Florida governor.
For months, Morgan has flirted with the possibility of seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2018 race. But Morgan tweeted on Friday that after spending Thanksgiving with his family that “I can’t muster the enthusiasm to run for the nomination.”
Spent all of Thanksgiving with my whole family. While it’s amazing to be leading the polls for Governor without being a candidate I can’t muster the enthusiasm to run for the nomination— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) November 24, 2017
Morgan added in a subsequent tweet that he was changing parties to an independent and “if I ever ran” it would be as an independent.
And I can’t muster enthusiasm for any of today’s politicians. They are all the same. Both parties. I plan to register as an Independent and when I vote, vote for the lesser of two evils. And if I ever ran, run as an Independent. #ForThePeople— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) November 24, 2017
The Orlando attorney is known for colorful outbursts, but could have been a formidable candidate. He is wealthy due to the success of his law firm Morgan & Morgan and he appears in a steady stream of radio and television ads for his firm.
Morgan used his own money to help pass a constitutional amendment allowing the use of medical marijuana.