Best Of 2016

Best political Sophie's Choice: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

Best political Sophie's Choice

Incumbent Pat Frank? Popular, capable, willing to challenge the status quo. Challenger/outgoing County Commissioner Kevin Beckner? Same! That’s why it sucks that the two fought hard in a bruiser of a primary. Frank won in the end, and it’s unclear where Beckner will go next. But it was unfortunate to see energy wasted on such a nasty battle, tarnishing two sterling political reputations in the process. —KB