Corrine Brown Being Challenged by Former Jennifer Carroll Aide
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., has drawn a major Republican opponent. Republican Gloreatha “Glo” Scurry-Smith will be looking to defeat Brown, who first won a seat in Congress back in 1992, in 2014.
Scurry-Smith has been active in North Florida and the First Coast for years, working with Kids First of Florida before joining up as an aide to then-Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. As a staff assistant and program analyst, Scurry-Smith was based in Orange Park and spent almost two and a half years in that role. Carroll was asked by Gov. Rick Scott to resign earlier this year after her name was brought up in an investigation of Internet cafes.
Besides her links to Carroll, who ran against Brown twice, Scurry-Smith has other challenges to defeating the incumbent. Democrats make up more than 60 percent of the district while Republicans comprise less than 22 percent. In recent years, Brown has proven near unstoppable, winning more than 60 percent over the last decade, including taking 71 percent in 2012.