Siesta Key Democrat David Shapiro announced Thursday that he pulled in more than $250,000 in contributions in the first 10 weeks of his congressional campaign.
The outlook in this Sarasota-based district has changed more than any other in the state, thanks to Democrat David Shapiro's entry into the race.
New Channel 8: Well-known attorney challenges favorite to win in Florida’s 16th congressional district race
He may be the toughest opponent that Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan has ever taken on for Florida’s 16th Congressional District, which includes parts of southern Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Whether they’ll still be delighted a year from now is unclear, but Florida Democrats appear pleased to have a viable candidate to challenge Buchanan in personal injury attorney David Shapiro.
Siesta Key attorney David Shapiro will challenge U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan in 2018