Carlos Lopez-Cantera plans ‘Florida First’ campaign swing Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster 03/17/2016 Our Politics Carlos Lopez-Cantera is hitting the road for a jobs-focused campaign swing in early April. Lopez-Cantera, the state’s lieutenant governor and a Republican Senate hopeful, will kick off his “Florida First Tour” on April 4. The Miami Republican’s campaign said the tour will give Lopez-Cantera a chance to meet with Floridians to talk about job creation, economic opportunity, education and veterans’ services. Lopez-Cantera is one of five Republicans vying to replace Sen. Marco Rubio in the United States Senate. Rubio, a Miami Republican, said he was forgoing a re-election bid, running for president instead. Rubio ended his presidential bid on Tuesday. He returned to Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Lopez-Cantera announced he was running for Senate in July. In 2014, Gov. Rick Scott selected Lopez-Cantera to be his lieutenant governor. Before being selected as Scott’s No. 2, Lopez-Cantera served as the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser. He served in the Florida House from 2004 until 2012, spending two years as the Majority Leader. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.