A tell-tale sign that Nick Loeb will announce Thursday for the United States Senate here in the Sunshine State could be his Facebook one-liner, "Looking for someone to Sublet my 3 bedroom Apartment in NYC."
Reliable sources report that Nick Loeb is ready to run for political office again. According to a press release, an announcement is scheduled for 2pm at the Sagamore Hotel on Miami Beach.
Accompanying Loeb will be his longtime girlfriend, actress Sofia Vergara.
Taking encouragement from family and friends, Loeb has been considering a run for many months. He has been seen dining with Governor Rick Scott and pollster Tony Fabrizio of Miami Beach. Counted as a friend to Fabrizio is none other than Roger Stone, a political consultant dating back to the days of Richard Nixon.
As reported by Marc Caputo, Loeb would run a more traditional campaign than Rick Scott.
"I'm not going to put $76 million into the race. I don't have $76 million," he said with a laugh.
Loeb indicates that his longtime girlfriend is supportive of him. He said their relationship was tested following an auto accident last August in Bel Air, California.
"Sofia was wonderful. She took care of me," he stated to Caputo. "During the Emmies, after she was nominated, she didn’t go out to the parties. She came right back to the hospital and stayed with me and she stayed on a green plastic bench thing for several days. She’s been great."
This would not be Loeb's first attempt at political office. Having first run for a Delray Beach city commission seat, Loeb later ran for the state house in a seat vacated by former House Majority leader and current U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner. He switched to a state senate race after Jeff Atwater announced he was running for Chief Financial Officer.
Loeb later withdrew from the race while going through a divorce.
At the time, Loeb was quoted as saying “I didn’t think it’s very fair to my supporters to run a campaign while I go through a divorce at the same time.”
Loeb later pledged to spend more than $100,000 of his own money to give full refunds to everyone who contributed to his campaign for state senate.
In an attempt to confirm Loeb's 2 p.m. announcement, he stated in a private Facebook message, "I will announce tomorrow."
Sources indicate that Loeb will indeed announce for the U.S. Senate here in the state of Florida.
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