A Tampa Bay Times columnist discussed former federal prosecutor Chris Hunter’s race for Congress following victories of former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones in Alabama and former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania. Before resigning from the U.S. Department of Justice to run for Congress, Hunter had served as senior prosecutor on our nation’s health care fraud strike force. He previously served as an FBI agent following 9/11. As the Tampa Bay Times columnist wrote,
For a candidate who hasn’t appeared on a ballot yet, Chris Hunter is on a bit of a roll.
He won in Alabama in December, and appears to have won again in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Mind you, those victories were symbolic rather than literal for Hunter, but they should not be blindly dismissed.
You see, Hunter is the former federal prosecutor running as a Democrat against Gus Bilirakis in a Republican-leaning congressional race on the North Suncoast.
Which sounds a lot like former prosecutors and Democrats Conor Lamb (Pennsylvania) and Doug Jones (Alabama) who stunned GOP strongholds with their performances in recent special elections.
Read the full column here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/Romano-Be-afraid-of-the-president-Gus-Bilirakis-Be-very-afraid-_166374547