Former Navy vet running against Putnam
Democrats in Washington are hoping they can increase their control of the House of Representatives this election year. In the Tampa Bay area, theyâre targeting Gus Bilirakis in Floridaâs Ninth District, and supporting Christine Jennings against GOP freshman Vern Buchanan in Florida's 13th District.
One race where they are not allocating many resources is Floridaâs 12th District, where Republican Adam Putnam is seeking a fifth term in office. Heâs running against Democrat Doug Tudor. Tudor retired earlier this year from the U.S. Navy, and acknowledges his odds of winning arenât great.
WMNF met up with Tudor on Labor Day at the Florida Fairgrounds, where other candidates and elected officials courted potential voters.
Floridaâs 12th Congressional District includes much of Polk, as well as parts of eastern Hillsborough and a small part of Osceola County.comments powered by Disqus