Scott Israel needs a job.
Will the voters give him one?
The answer to that question is…maybe.
Israel officially began his reelection campaign this week.
In December last year, I threw Israel into the political trash heap.
I thought the scandal surrounding Israel’s handling of the mass shootings in Parkland and the airport would end his political career. It would be too much to overcome in a campaign.
My prediction was premature. Israel still has a shot…despite his negatives.
He was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis in January for his mismanagement. He is fighting the suspension in the State Senate.
Even if his suspension is upheld by senators, he can still run for reelection in 2020.
Running with the cloud of the deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and airport shootings over Israel’s head is going to be tough.
But for Israel to lose the sheriff’s race, he needs a good opponent.
So far he’s got appointed and unproven Sheriff Gregory Tony. He has never run a campaign.