Latvala waves his sign on Election Day

Bobby Lewis on the road: Chris Latvala holding his own sign

Chris Latvala didn’t expect to get many middle fingers on Election Day but admits he saw some “birds."

“A few,” he said with a chuckle. “I got some thumbs up, too.”

Latvala, the incumbent for Florida House seat in District 67, decided he’d do whatever it takes to earn votes. He camped out in Clearwater at a polling location with his own light blue sign in hand, waving and thanking voters for their consideration.

“If you work your heart out you don’t have any regrets,” he said.

His Deputy Campaign Manager agreed.

“He’s just a hard worker. He listens to his constituents,” said Kaitlyn McCoy, who drove two hours from Orland to wave her blue Latvala sign right alongside Chris. “The bills that he has passed in his first term have done tremendous things for his community.”

Did the gamble pay off? Latvala plans to host a party to see the results pour in Tuesday night.

As for the responses on the street? 

“Mostly thumbs up,” said Coleton Reece, another of Latvala’s deputy campaign managers. “We’ve worked really hard on this campaign.”

Latvalla began his morning at 5:30 with coffee in one hand and his campaign sign in the other. He visited multiple election voting sites on Tuesday. The Republican is running against Democrat David Vogel. 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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