Shawn Harrison eyes rematch with Tampa Rep. Mark Danish
The last time Shawn Harrison and state Rep. Mark Danish ran against each other was nearly seven months ago.
Harrison, a Republican, was the incumbent, with good name recognition and strong fundraising. But Danish, a middle school science teacher, rode a big Democratic wave and won by 1 percentage point.
Now Harrison has filed papers to run again in state House District 63. If he gets his rematch, the election would take place 17 months from now, and both men would expect the contest to be different.
"He's an incumbent, and the district is a Democratic district by a fairly comfortable majority," Harrison said. "I'm definitely going to be the underdog here, and that will be an interesting role reversal, I think, for both of us."