Monday, April 5, 2010

Media blackout
Scant coverage of Florida’s special election

Unless you’re living in Florida’s 19th district, chances are you haven’t heard much (if anything) about the special election being held to fill former congressman Robert Wexler’s seat on April 13th—Mr. Wexler was one of many democrat politicians that exited the congress ahead of the coming November midterms.

The special election between Republican Edward Lynch and Democrat Ted Deutch will be the first to be held after the passage of the unpopular health care reform bill and against the backdrop of the lowest congressional and presidential approval numbers on record.

Various pundits and analysts see the race as a referendum on Obamacare, which was the catalyst for the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey and the Massachusetts senate race—all of which were won by the republican candidates.

But the special election hasn’t got much media attention, unlike the three early races. One doesn’t have to wonder why a media that carries so much water for a widely unpopular administration pushing disliked policy items. But the media blackout won’t past the election—that is, if the liberal candidate wins.

-- Killswitch Politick

1 comment:

  1. Don't be so sure, if you follow Twitter and FB, I've seen Edward Lynch, Florida's US Congressional District 19, referred to as "the next Scott Brown."