State Rep. Adam Hattersley (D-Riverview) yesterday announced that he will challenge freshman Rep. Russ Spano (R-Dover). The new Congressman won his post with a 53-47% victory over Democratic nominee Kristen Carlson, in 2018. Mr. Spano replaced Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Lakeland), who retired. Controversy arose around Mr. Spano just after the election when it was learned that his campaign may have accepted illegal loans, but no hearings have been scheduled nor penalties assessed.
It appears that Mr. Hattersley will be stronger Democratic candidate than Ms. Carlson, so this central Florida seat figures to be competitive next year.
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