John Morgan: The bombastic, omnipresent lawyer fueling Florida’s 2014 election

John Morgan is leading a high-profile ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Florida for medical use.

John Morgan is leading a high-profile ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Florida for medical use.

By ADAM C. SMITH, Times Political Editor –

ORLANDO — You’d think after making thousands of  “For the People” TV ads for his law firm, John Morgan would be more than comfortable before the camera.

But as he looked at his cherubic baby face on the TV monitor recently, Morgan groaned. “Laawd,” he said in his deep Kentucky drawl, “high def is a m—–f—–.”

Insecurity runs deep, even for a bombastic multimillionaire who leads the country’s largest personal injury law firm, has hosted President Barack Obama at his 18,000-square-foot mansion and is poised to be the most important man in Florida politics this election cycle other than Charlie Crist and Rick Scott.

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