The early odds still favor Kathy Castor to succeed Jim Davis in Congress. There’s no reason to think anything is about to change the political dynamics in the District 11 race.
And if she is elected U.S. Representative next year, she will arrive in the nation’s seat of power uniquely prepared and equipped with an ironic perspective of Washington. And she would owe much of it to her experience as a commissioner on the dysfunctional abyss that is the Hillsborough County Commission.
How many Capitol Hill rookies can envision Congressional corridors, committees and back rooms as major upgrades in ethics, civility and bi-partisanship? Castor may want to consider some thank you cards on the way out of the Commission crucible.