Projects: An Unexpected Campaign
Republican Congressional candidate Joe Negron's unsuccessful bid for U.S. Rep. Mark Foley's seat in Congress in the shadow of the Foley sex scandal.
With little more than a month before the midterm elections, Florida state Rep. Joe Negron, from Stuart, was nominated by the GOP to quicly step in at the last minute and run for Florida's 16th Congressional District seat after disgraced U.S. Rep. Mark Foley resigned.
With just weeks before the election, Negron was unable to have Foley's name removed from the ballot. Negron spent much of the campaign educating voters that by voting for Foley, they would actually be voting for Negron.
Negron lost the race to businessman Tim Mahoney.