Former FBI agent Chris Hunter (D) will challenge Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R), who has represented the district for six terms.
“Hunter is a political newcomer who applied to the FBI following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and as as agent focused on counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and international fugitive investigations. He most recently worked as a senior prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice concentrating on health care fraud.
“Concerns about President Trump’s leadership helped him decide to take on an uphill political campaign.” (Tampa Bay Times)
Donald Trump won the district by nearly 19 points.