Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran applauds during a visit to a Tampa business on June 13, 2017. [CHRIS URSO | Times]

It’s the latest red flag that Corcoran’s sights are on the Governor’s Mansion, not quietly taking the lonely Suncoast Parkway back to Pasco County.

The coalition’s web site bills it as a weekend of “politics, policy and poker at the fabulous Venetian/Palazzo Resort and Hotel” on the Vegas strip.

The Venetian is owned by Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino operator, chairman of the RJC’s board of directors, deep-pocket GOP donor and supporter of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, whose twin cheering sections of Fox News and President Trump make him a suddenly formidable presence in statewide politics in Florida.

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