Two candidates on the ballot in Hillsborough County are being challenged by write-in opponents on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee, a Republican, is being challenged by Robert O. "Grumpy Bob" Wirengard. County records show Gee had raised $248,945 as of Oct. 16 to defend his seat against Wirengard, who has no party affiliation and lost a bid for county judge in 2004. No Democrat filed to run in the race.
In the state Senate District 22 race, first-term House member Jeff Brandes faces write-in candidate Raymond A. Baker.
Brandes, who entered the race June 1 and has raised $234,000, defeated political veteran Jim Frishe in the August Republican primary election. Baker entered the race June 6 and has not raised any money. Senate District 22 includes parts of Pinellas County as well as South Tampa.