It was nice talking with Eileen Zaffiro-Kean of The Daytona Beach News-Journal about Alan Grayson running as a write-in for Florida’s 6th Congressional district. Here’s their new article:
Although it made no sense here, we liked Alan’s idea. My wife Kristy is running in the 2nd district.
Orange City resident Richard Thripp, who qualified to run in the race as a Democrat, is among those scratching their heads as to why Grayson is running as a write-in candidate.
Thripp, a 28-year-old adjunct professor of education for the University of Central Florida who has earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, said Grayson’s move didn’t make sense. Thripp doesn’t see why the victorious Democrat would drop out of the race after August.
Thripp said he and Grayson discussed the matter on the phone and had a tense exchange about the need for the write-in candidacy.
“I told him you’re running in a district that doesn’t need that,” Thripp said.
In related news:
The ballot is set! It will be Richard Thripp and Clint Curtis as Democrats in the August 18, 2020 primary for Florida’s 6th Congressional district.
Michael Waltz, Republican incumbent, faces no primary challenger.
Alan Grayson is running as a write-in candidate because he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
There’s another write-in candidate, John Nolan, from DeLand.
Both write-in candidates will only be able to be voted for on the November 3, 2020 ballot, and there will be a blank line to write in their names.