If you want to turn Florida blue you have to go outside of Broward County, which is has been deep, deep blue for decades.
That’s the idea behind the push to get local activists to work on the May 1 special elections in Miami-Dade and Central Florida.
Broward Democratic Chair Cynthia Busch is seeking Broward D’s to make campaign calls from home for Democratic hopefuls Javier Fernandez in Coral Gables-centered House District 114 and Ricky Shirah in Central Florida’s House District 39.
House District 39 is the race that really differs from Broward County. Both the Democrat and Republican support gun rights.
Defending the right to bare arms is a big issue in the district, which covers Auburndale, Polk City, northern portions of Lakeland stretching to Celebration in Osceola County.
Democratic Shirah, who owns a long-time towing and recovery service in Polk County, says he believes in Second Amendment gun rights. He makes a point of emphasizing he is a gun owner and hunter.