Buchanan endorses Greg Steube in race

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan has endorsed Greg Steube for election to the Florida House.

Steube, a Lakewood Ranch attorney and the son of Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube, is running as Republican in House District 67. Incumbent Rep. Ron Reagan, R-Bradenton, cannot run for re-election because of term limits. A new representative will be elected in November 2010.

“I am pleased today to endorse Greg Steube for state representative,” Buchanan, R-Sarasota, said in a statement released by Steube’s campaign Monday. “Greg was born and raised in Manatee County and is extremely knowledgeable of the district and the district’s issues.”

Two other Republicans are running for the seat: Lakewood Ranch physician and attorney Robert McCann; and Sarasota businessman Jeremiah Guccione.

— Herald staff reports