"I thought I'd be a write-in candidate"
In the interview, Simpson also says the state party and DCCC are no were to be found in the campaign against Young, an 18-term incumbent.
From Ostroy's blog
"I've got challenges because I'm utilizing my IRA to live on while I do this. I have challenges with knowing how to do this, as it's all brand new. I have challenges in my own mind that wonders, "What am I doing?...Can I really make a difference?" I have challenges with money and fund raising, because I've only raised around $6,000 or $7,000 and the DCCC will only talk to me if I have $100,000 and the State of Florida's Democratic Party will only talk to me if I've got this much or that much. I'm getting a first hand lesson in politics and I don't want to be a politician."