Camille Gardiner Lets Andy Do The Talking

    Wife of Senate President instead lets husband pontificate about her potential campaign at GOP BBQ.


    By Jacob Engels


    It’s time for Camille Gardiner to start speaking for herself. Over the past few months, as her husband has been floating her name as a potential replacement for him in SD 13, she has remained largely silent on her own intentions or interests.


    As we have analyzed in two previous articles, here and here, we believe that Andy Gardiner is worried the Tallahassee gravytrain is about to end… and in turn… wants his wife to take his place in the Senate. He gets an easy yes or no vote he can easily sell to the highest bidder, and utilizes the continuation of the Gardiner presence in the capitol to secure his $200,000 + compensation package at Orlando Health.


    These are the things that insiders and in-the-know politicos know and have come to accept. But one question remains… when will Camille Gardiner start speaking for herself? 


    At a summer BBQ event organized by the Orlando Republican Women’s Network, the Gardiner clan was spotted and Andy told the crowd that “another candidate” would be in the race “soon.” Camille stayed on the sidelines during the days political discussions, missing an opportunity to engage a crowd that would be a strong part of her base when her husband decides to launch her campaign for Florida Senate. Odd… really odd.


    Voters in Senate District 13 should ask themselves one simple question when thinking about Camille’s potential candidacy – is she really her own person… or will her husband just use her to manipulate votes and promote his agenda?


    We need to know if you are really in this for us… or just for your husband and his six-figure payday?


    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at