Dwyane Wade was being considered by Florida’s Democratic party for a possible run in the 2024 Senate election. The aim was to have him compete against the current Republican senator, Rick Scott, who had also served as the state’s governor.
Recently, Wade himself confirmed these reports. He revealed to The New York Times before his recent induction into the Hall of Fame that he was indeed approached about the idea of running for a Senate seat.
“I mean, it’s just conversation,” Wade told the Times’ Sopan Deb. “‘Hey, you would be good for,’ ‘Hey, we can see you in,’ ‘We would love to have you in.’
“It’s things that I’m passionate about that I will speak out on and speak up for. And so I don’t play the politician games. I don’t know a lot about it… But I also understand that I have a role as an American citizen and as a known person to be able to highlight and speak on things that other people may not be able to because they don’t have the opportunity to do this.”