The following was originally published in Florida Politics.
Former Republican state Sen. Nancy Argenziano is now the Reform Party candidate for lieutenant governor, the campaign for Reform Party gubernatorial candidate Darcy Richardson announced Thursday.
Richardson’s campaign is filing paperwork Thursday to put Argenziano on the ballot as his running mate this fall.
Argenziano is a former Republican state senator and state representative who also served as chair of the Florida Public Service Commission under then-Gov. Charlie Crist. In 2011, she declared her disenchantment with the direction of the Republican Party and quit, initially trying to become a Democrat. But Argenziano failed to qualify for a Congressional run as a Democrat in 2012 and settled in as an independent.