Roque De La Fuente
San Diego businessman Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente, who failed in his attempt to get the Democratic nomination for president, this week filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Florida. According to saintpetersblog.com, De La Fuente spent $6 million of his own money trying to get the Democratic nomination. The litigious landowner in San Diego County registered to vote as a resident of Orlando in March, getting a driver's license and voter's registration.
He says that Florida is his "second home state" and he is a resident there. His campaign paperwork listed San Diego as his home base.
De La Fuente says he has the funds to finance his own campaign but has no intention to do so. Saintpetersblog.com says De La Fuente qualified for the presidential ballot in more than 20 states; he says he made it in more. The publication says he got 66,000 votes in total. This week he fought a battle because he had been listed as an independent in Florida. He apparently got that cleared up.
Sen. Marco Rubio, who ran for president in the Republican primaries, today (June 22) said he will run again for his Senate seat. According to the publication, U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy has the establishment Democrats wrapped up in his run for Senate, while U.S. Representative Alan Grayson is favored by progressives. De La Fuente says he is a moderate Democrat.