On August 14th, Col EJ Otero was one of two military veterans in the Tampa Bay region to win their primary battle. EJ Otero beat his opponent, Eddie Adams Jr, with 60% of the vote to Eddies 40%. Quoted by the Tribune:
“The establishment way of thinking and doing things are about to change. We are going to have a candidacy concentrating on jobs — saving jobs in Tampa, creating jobs in Tampa, putting a strong plan in place on how to reach out to Latin America for investments for the Tampa Bay region.”
Otero now goes on to face Democrat incumbent Kathy Castor in the Nov 6th General Election.