Can a Moderate ‘old White Guy’ Beat Stephanie Murphy? – SaintPetersBlog


Can a moderate ‘old white guy’ beat Stephanie Murphy? – SaintPetersBlog

We cannot even get to the halfway point in the Legislative Session without turning to not-yet-developed 2018 races — especially with one Orlando congressional seat poised to become one of the most hotly-contested in the country.
Why?
Orlando is emblematic of Democratic hopes for their party. For the better part of the last few decades, the area has been represented by typical conservative white guys — Bill McCollum, Tom Feeney, John Mica, Ric Keller — and a gerrymandered African-American from Jacksonville (Corrine Brown).
Now, Central Florida has three Democrats: an African-American woman, Val Demings, who was Orlando’s first female police chief, former state …

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