After running a race for Congress this past fall that included claiming opponent Alcee Hastings threatened to kill him, Dr. Marion Thorpe only managed to get 18% of the vote in district-23. Now he's decided to fail on an even larger stage. He just become the first announced Republican to seek Mel Martinez's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat in 2010.
He's claiming to be the first African American Republican ever to seek state-wide office in Florida. He also served a stint as Florida's Chief Medical Officer. Considering he's never won an election, has little state-wide name recognition, seemed at times unhinged during his congressional race, and faced allegations that he's behind on child support payments, we're going to paint this candidacy as DOA.
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Though, if you're inspired, you can visit his website and make donations through paypal.