And it truly is at least a little surprising:
Republican Curt Clawson cruised to an easy victory in Florida’s 19th Congressional District on Tuesday in a special election to replace former Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned his seat in January after he was convicted of cocaine possession.
With all precincts reporting, Clawson had earned 67 percent of the vote. Democrat April Freeman had 29.3 percent to finish second, while Libertarian Ray Netherwood finished a distant third with 3.7 percent.
You would expect that an R+11 district would be favored to put a Republican in office, but there’s that entire ‘convicted of cocaine possession’ with regard to the previous officeholder. I remember that, back in 2006 and 2008, such a revelation would end up being slopped all over not only the disgraced politicians, but all of the politician’s partisan colleagues (and the party as a whole) as well. I guess it really isn’t going to be 2006 or 2008 this election cycle, after all.
At least, not for us.