Aside from this year’s Governor’s race between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, the 2014 election season in Florida has turned out to be nothing more than one big snooze-fest.
Ok, so there has been some colorful moments, like whenever Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson opens his mouth, or when his amigo in the Congress, Joe Garcia, eats ear wax on national TV. But aside from some of these golden political moments, the 2014 mid-term elections have been uneventful, thus far.
Their really isn’t a race out there, whether it is state or federal, that calls for any real press coverage, or excites the masses.
The Curbelo v. Garcia congressional race is an important race for both political parties, but hasn’t really heated up. There was the one instance when former Congressman David Rivera jumped into the primary race against Curbelo and others, but that run was short-lived, as Rivera bailed out a couple of weeks after he announced.
Jorge Bonilla has been pouncing on Alan Grayson up in the Orlando area, but until the GOP primary is over in that race, there probably won’t be much fanfare in that race.
The other congressional races around the state are pretty much ‘safe’ for the incumbents, so there really isn’t much excitement to talk about.
I’m not going to weigh-in(yet) on the races in FL CD 18 & 22 because those seats are lost, and the state and national GOP are to blame for not fielding candidates that could win those seats.
Oh wait. I almost forgot about the Rep. Steve Southerland (Pictured) v. Gwen Graham (D) congressional race up in Florida’s panhandle. That race has been sizzling a bit, and I expect that lucha libre between those two candidates could turn out to be one heck of a slugfest in the coming months.
Someone please nudge me if something comes up.