Renuart would run for Thrasher’s Senate seat; Shoar wouldn’t

TALLAHASSEE | Sen. John Thrasher hasn’t been named president of Florida State University. At least not yet.

But in Tallahassee circles, it’s widely assumed Thrasher will get the top job at his alma mater, and that means behind-the-scenes discussions already have started about who will run for Thrasher’s solidly Republican Northeast Florida Senate seat.

A large part of the talk focuses on House members Ronald “Doc” Renuart and Travis Hutson, whose districts overlap Senate District 6, which stretches from Ponte Vedra Beach to Daytona Beach and includes St. Augustine, Palm Coast and Palatka.

Renuart, a Ponte Vedra Beach Republican and physician, said he intends to…

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