Leave it to Democratic former Rep. Alan Grayson to campaign a little differently.
On Wednesday Democratic congressional candidate Clint Curtis announced that Grayson has endorsed him in Florida’s 6th Congressional District.
Technically, Grayson is Clinton’s opponent. Grayson is a write-in candidate in CD 6. He did not drop out to make the endorsement.
The CD 6 seat belongs to Republican Rep. Michael Waltz. Waltz appears pretty secure in his reelection bid. The district has an 8-point Republican lean on voter registrations. Waltz has raised more than 100 times as much campaign money as Curtis. Last time out, Waltz’s Democratic opponent, former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, spent millions of dollars on a campaign and had strong backing from the national party and its allies. Yet he beat her 56%-44%.
In fact, until now, Waltz seemingly has put more of his 2020 reelection campaign effort into running against Grayson, the write-in candidate, than into against Curtis, the Orlando whistleblower lawyer and periodic candidate. Waltz has been running social media ads urging Republicans to contribute to his campaign because he’s trying to keep Grayson from going back to Congress.
Grayson is one of two write-in candidates who filed to