Florida Modern Whig Party is searching for a candidate to run in the special election for an empty seat after Congressman Robert Wexler resigns. Congressman Wexler is leaving Congress to head a Washington think tank called the “Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation”.
The Florida Modern Whig party posted on their website and tweeted out a call for a candidate in the speical election that will happen in the district, Florida’s 19th Congressional District.
The Whigs want a candidate that will, “concur with the majority of the Party Platform and will support the twelve 912 candidate values to step forward and seek office as a Whig. The twelve 912 candidate values are: Honesty, Reverence, Hope, Thrift, Humility, Charity, Sincerity, Moderation, Hard Work, Courage, Personal Responsibility, and Gratitude… The Florida Whig Party is specifically looking for those who have never held public office to step forward… If you have seen the loss of credit, real estate values, jobs, and at times struggled with health, employment, and overall real-life issues, then you are more qualified than the vast majority of career politicians.”
The Whigs go on to say their backed candidate could get a, “website (a pre-designed template is ready for all Whig Candidates for any and all offices sought), automatic phone calls (up to 25,000 per day), printed material (business and palm cards), signs, virtual online town, community, and volunteer meetings, weekly Florida and Out-of-State Whig candidate conferences, campaign letters, voter registration lists, database design, master campaign plan development, a daily national and state issue briefing, and virtual campaign guidance from various Whigs throughout the State.”
So who would this Whig candidate face? It’s early. Beth Reinhard on MiamiHerald.com wrote, “…state Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland.. was `’for sure'’ considering a run for the seat. Other potential Democratic contenders in the district… are state Sen. Ted Deutch of Delray Beach, West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter and former Broward County Commissioner Ben Graber.”
The Miami Herald did not mention any Republicans that may try to run for the seat.