As expected Former State Representative Eric Eisnaugle moved one step closer to going back to Tallahassee this evening, by defeating former schoolboard member Vicky Bell in the GOP House 44 primary.
Instant Analysis: Was there really any question? While Bell’s education knowledge and personal desire to serve was admirable, she never had the campaign infrastructure in place to compete with a worker like Eisnaugle. No website. No money. No noticeable grassroots operation. I believe she got some bad advice. She can still be effective in the situation. We’ll see what’s next for her.
Eisnaugle ran like he was in a tough contest. Healthy group of walkers. An embarrassment of riches in the campaign warchest and high name ID from his previous stint in the house all had a lot to do with this win.
What’s Next? We move to the general next month where Democrat and Small Business Owner Shaun Raja waits. Unfortunately for the blue team in the Windermere/Winter Garden District, he hasn’t done anything to make politicos believe he’ll be any more effective than Bell. We’ll see what he does over the next couple of days to change that.