Adrian Wyllie, one of 21 candidates running for the 2014 Florida governor's race, will be in Panama City this Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in support of Sheriff Nick Finch. Sheriff Finch has been charged with a felony and suspended from his office for honoring his oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment. Finch was arrested and processed at his own jail under orders from anti-Second Amendment Florida Governor Rick Scott. The fundraiser will be at St Andrew Bay Yacht Club. Saturday, August 24 from 10am – 3pm. The address is 218 Bunkers Cove Rd in Panama City.
Out of the 21 candidates in the 2013 Florida governor's race, there are nine individuals without any party affiliation, five Republicans, four Democrats, two Libertarians and one Socialist. Contrary to what one may read in the main stream media, Charlie Crist is not one of the candidates, though he has until next year to file with the State of Florida as a qualified candidate.
Assuming Wyllie's Libertarian Party opponent, John Wayne Smith qualifies to be on the ballot, it will mark the first time the Libertarian Party has had a primary for the office of governor in Florida.
Adrian Wyllie and incumbent Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, are widely seen as the front runners of filed candidates vying to occupy the Florida Governor's Mansion after the 2014 general elections. Wyllie recently polled at 9% with almost 22% of Florida voters unsure as to how they will vote in 2014.
The largest difference between Rick Scott and Adrian Wyllie is that Scott put an estimated 15,000 Floridians out of work with the stroke of a pen by signing a bill banning Internet cafes, whereas Wyllie has said he would have never done. Additionally, the issue over the suspension of Sheriff Nick Finch, Wyllie has been a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and Finch's stance on the issue in confrontation with Scott.
Wyllie has also loudly criticized Scott for actually growing the Florida government's budget to the highest level it has ever been, rather than shrink its size and scope. Wyllie says Scott has done the opposite and the result has been may former Scott supporters are looking for alternate candidates to support in the 2014 election - he expects to garner those supporters in his campaign.