BY: ERIC GIUNTA
Sunshine State News
Nationally renowned political scientist and political analyst Larry Sabato this week moved Florida’s 16th Congressional District race from a “lean” Republican seat to a “likely” win for U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.
The move comes days after a series of fortunate happenings for the Buchanan campaign.
On Sept. 11, the Justice Department cleared Buchanan of corruption charges. On Sept. 15, in exclusive interviews with Sunshine State News, Democrat Keith Fitzgerald was denounced by Habitat for Humanity officials for falsely attacking Buchanan, and just a few days after that Buchanan was publicly endorsed by his opponent’s sister, Linda Fitzgerald-Huber, who also donated to Buchanan’s re-election campaign.