Herald recommends: Jan Schneider for Congressional District 16, Democratic primary

Bradenton Herald Editorial

dem 1Jan Schneider wants another crack at Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan. First, she has to defeat her Democratic opponent, Brent King, in the upcoming primary.

A Sarasota attorney, Schneider has lost either primary or general election decisions for the District 13 seat four times, in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. She filed for a fifth attempt in 2010 before withdrawing. Her 2006 race was her first against Buchanan. (Under redistricting last year, the district, now No. 16, includes all of Manatee and portions of both Sarasota and Hillsborough counties.)

She’s the Energizer Bunny of local politics: She keeps running and running and running …

Today, credit her determination to oust the Longboat Key representative and her feisty opposition to his political positions. We certainly admire her spirit. READ MORE