Tuesday, March 11, 2014 is the day voters of Florida's U.S. House of Representatives District 13 head to their precinct voting booths to decide who will represent them in Washington, D.C. The special election was scheduled after longtime district 13 representative Bill Young passed away. They can choose between the normal Republican and Democrat or do something responsibly bold by choosing Libertarian Lucas Overby. Since this is a special election the winner will only be in office less than a year as the office will be up in the general election this November.
Overby seems to be most in line with voters of the district on the issues, however we will see if voters simply vote down party lines or explore each candidate's platform. The last debate amongst the three candidates had Overby winning. That said, Alex Sink, the Democrat, seems to be winning in the polls over Republican David Jolly and Overby. Polls are notoriously inaccurate, so it is anyone's guess who is going to win this one.
Both Jolly and Sink are political insiders, while Overby would me more of a sending "Mr. Smith to Washington" choice for voters. Unlike his two counterparts, even the Republican, Overby takes the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution seriously, as do the residents of the district. As we wrote last month, "Much to the surprise to those with me when I viewed the debate, Jolly was unclear on his answer on gun rights and like Sink, left it open for further gun control." Overby also has a lead over his opponents when it comes to medical marijuana as he is for it, while the other two are either not for it or are interested in putting so many road blocks in its way to legalization, it almost makes it pointless.
Overby makes the point for voting for him tomorrow via this quote from his website, "Our nation can no longer afford the constant battle and deadlock of left versus right, Republican versus Democrat. Our nation can no longer afford ideological stalemate. We must come together and work towards the common goals of mutual prosperity and freedom."