FL-13 - Sarasota. This is Katherine Harris' district, but there's a nice jazz scene, so it's not as bad as it could be. With Katiepoo running for Senate, this becomes an open seat with a pink tinge as Bush carried the district with 56%. Since this is an open seat, I will begin by talking about our gal, Christine Jennings. Christine started out as a bank teller and worked her way up to being the president of the bank. She went on to become the Preident, CEO and Chariman of the Board and Director of Sarasota Bank. She serves as President or Member of the Board of things like the Sarasota Film Festival, the Comunnity AIDS Network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Sarasota Ballet, the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Mental Health Association of Sarasota County. And More. A Lot More. I don't know how she has time to run for Congress, but, for Heaven's Sake, she probably knows every man, woman and child in the District. Her opponent, Vernon Buchanan, has raised just a phenomenal amount of money. Just phenomenal. He owns a car dealership and he has pumped a lot of his own money into the game such that, at this time, he has collected more than any other congressional candidate in Florida (in fact, there are no congressional candidates in California with more contributions than this guy). It's not helping him. Right now, Jennings is up by 12. Of course, he has the money for all the attack ads in the world, but geez, against Ms. Big Brothers, come on.
FL-13: I smell a flipped seat here. Baaaa-LLLUUUUUEEE, Baby!