Senate candidate Todd Wilcox wins another GOP straw poll
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox of Orlando won an unofficial, non-binding straw poll Tuesday night by members of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee with 59 votes, followed by 14 votes for Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, five for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, and zero for U.S. Rep. David Jolly of neighboring Pinellas County and Carlos Beruff of Bradenton. It helped that Wilcox addressed the group, and no other candidates did.
Wilcox, a former CIA case officer, combat veteran and entrepreneur, earlier this month overwhelmingly won a straw poll in Brevard County after he and DeSantis addressed Republicans.