Guest blogged by Winter Patriot
The Orlando Sentinel has posted a good article by Robert Perez called Opponent, where art thou? asks Democrat in which Perez does a very good job covering the lead-up to the Democratic Primary in the 24th District, between Clint Curtis and Andy Michaud. The winner will earn the right to run for Congress --- against Tom Feeney!
Many election integrity advocates have been hoping for a Feeny-Curtis race, which would certainly focus more light on some very key issues. But Curtis has to get by Andy Michaud first. And as Perez describes it, Michaud's strategy at the moment is very difficult to grasp.
Michaud, meanwhile, has been missing in action.
Curtis, a Titusville computer programmer, says his opponent in the Sept. 5 Democratic primary is ducking him.
"He doesn't show up at events where I'm at," Curtis said. "It's the oddest campaigning I ever saw."
The article covers Curtis' campaigning --- and Michaud's lack of same, summarizes each candidate's stand on major issues, and mentions a bit of the history involved here. About Curtis, it says:
Curtis claims Feeney asked him and his former employer, Yang Enterprises, to create a software program in 2000 to rig elections.
Feeney has denied any such dealings with Curtis.
Feeney has also refused to take a lie-detector text. So who you gonna believe? Just asking!
According to Curtis, he was fired from his FDOT job because he blew the whistle on illegal billing practices at the FDOT. As previously reported here, his working relationships with his employers seem to have been very good.
"Everyone knows that my facing Feeney in the general election will receive national attention," he said. "National news agencies and independent bloggers are poised for the epic battle of good versus evil."
Is Michaud ducking Curtis in order to let that "epic battle" take place? Or is he setting us up for a big surprise?
Stay tuned and find out. Primary Day is four weeks from tomorrow. And things are getting curiouser and curiouser...