Best Of 2016

Best race that would be a snoozefest in a not-Trump year: FL-13

Best race that would be a snoozefest in a not-Trump year

A moderate Republican defending his seat against a moderate Democrat? Boring! It reminds us of that Simpsons episode: “Abortions for all!” (Crowd boos.) “Very well, no abortions for anyone!” (Crowd boos.) “Hmm.  Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others!” (Crowd cheers wildly.) But this year, we have former Governor Charlie Crist challenging incumbent Congressman David Jolly (R-Indian Shores) for the Pinellas seat. The district now includes more Democrats (hence Crist’s decision to run — third time’s a charm?), though some polling suggests it’s close. Both are likable, yet neither is liked by the extreme wings of their parties. Jolly had been running for U.S. Senate, but pivoted to make way for Rubio’s descent from his presidential cloud. Not that his deference won Jolly any favor with his party; they’re still pissed off that he called them out for being a bunch of greedy momos. —KB