Best Underdog

FORMER DEMOCRATIC STATE HOUSE CANDIDATE LORENA GRIZZLE

Candidates like her are the reason money ought not be such a thing in politics. The Seminole Democrat was dwarfed in her fundraising in her run against State House Republican incumbent Larry Ahern, and while she wasn’t as polished as her counterpart, she had passion and integrity. The former teacher and Florida Lottery official (and single mom) had to know it would take a miracle to successfully run for State House as a Democrat in a red mid-Pinellas district against a well-known incumbent. But she did it anyway, and we hope she runs again.

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