| Florida Times-Union
U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is being challenged by a Republican novice in an election season when Lawson is being a visible cheerleader for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The two-term congressman seems well-positioned to keep his Fifth Congressional District seat representing an area stretching from Jacksonville to west of Tallahassee where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.
But the first-time candidate standing in his way casts the contest as his chance to make a difference for people feeling overlooked by politicians.
“I was obviously very green,” said Gary Adler, an interior designer and Jacksonville business owner described as “pro life, pro gun, pro Trump” on his campaign’s Facebook page. “I thought hell, we can’t continue down the same road of insanity.”
Adler has been traveling the district’s eight counties – parts or all of Duval, Baker, Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Leon and Gadsden