Race to replace Radel getting nasty

With Southwest Florida one of the most reliably Republican regions of the state, the GOP likely will keep the seat vacated this year by former Congressman Trey Radel. But that doesn’t mean the special election will be pretty. Republicans Lizbeth Benacquisto, Paige Kreegel and Curt Clawson are swamped in negative ads as they seek the GOP nomination for the Congressional District 19 seat, the News-Press reports.

“There is no difference on the issues among the three major candidates, and subsequently the race is a personality contest,” Peter Bergerson, a political science professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, told the newspaper. “The issues are being totally lost in this air war.”

Here is a link to the News-Press story.

The News Service of Florida