Far be it for me to comment on another news outlet’s gaffe involving the mis-reporting of the dead-or-alive status of a lawmaker, but, in a post today about the race for House District 107 on the Florida Current/LobbyTools, it’s reported that Rep. John Patrick Julien “may be eyeing another run himself” for HD 107, “making this race one among familiar faces.” (One must be a LobbyTool subscriber to read the entire post, but I’ve clipped the text about Julien and inserted it below.)
That would be a quite impressive feat for Rep. Julien, considering that he died in September.
Here’s the blurb from from LobbyTools:
Rep. Barbara Watson, D-Miami Gardens, eked out a 7-vote victory over former North Miami Beach city councilman and Democratic Rep. John Patrick Julien in 2012 after the two incumbents were drawn into the same district by the 2010 re-alignment. A year away from the primary, her path to re-election may be a rocky one yet again.
Watson’s challengers include former U.S. Rep. Philip Brutus, teacher and former House candidate Dominique Simon and former candidate for Miami City Commission Michael Joseph. Clearly there are no newcomers to the political process here. Brutus’ treasurer Michael Etienne even squared off against Simon in the race for District 104 in 2010. The seat was ultimately captured by Julien who may be eyeing another run himself, making this race one among familiar faces.