Yes, running the widow or the same-named son might be the best bet. The excitement Dems have had of taking this seat should be squelched. It is, at best for the Dems, marginal, and remains FL’s premier historic GOP district (since 1955, albeit with modifications and much smaller in area). Zero barely carried it against a weak (ringer) opponent, and it appears more comfortable with Republicans locally.
Having read this article, I learned a bit more about her. I didn’t realize this was his second wife, and she’s only 57. She’s already a fiery veterans activist and could jump into the seat and hit the ground running. She’d immediately become one of our most colorful members.
She does sound like she is something else—but the fact that she had been his secretary when he dumped his first wife and married her is a big black mark on both of them. Too long in Washington.
Beverly Young bans Charle Crist from her husband’s funeral: