Less than one month after former Republican Darryl Rouson became head of the candidate recruitment for the Florida Democrats, a former Republican has already announced he is running for House District 93 in Broward County.
This candidate is Scott Herman. For those of you who might find that name familiar, this is the same man who ran against current Democratic Party Leader Perry Thurston in 2012…as a Republican.
Of course, we are not entirely sure if Rouson recruited Herman, who has only been a resident of the State of Florida since 2009. But if he did, then this might be a first mistake of his short term as top candidate recruiter.
This seems to possibly indicate a few things. First, if Rouson did recruit Herman, then Rouson seems to have strong contacts with the Republican Party, even today.
Second, does the Herman candidacy (if recruited by Rouson), which is in a key district for Democrats, show a possible trend of Mr. Rouson looking at former Republicans as the backbone of his Democratic recruiting effort? Democrats can hope that this isn’t the case.
Apparently, Mr. Herman has had a quicker “change of heart” than Mr. Rouson did when he started running as a Democrat. We will now see who else Mr. Rouson recruits for the House Democrats. This, easily, isn’t an encouraging sign, if he indeed recruited Mr. Herman.