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A special election will be held Feb. 13  in Sarasota to replace State Representative Alex Miller, who resigned in September. Three political newcomers are on the ballot - including a third-party candidate. But do non-traditional candidates really stand much of a chance of winning?

Democrats may soon have a rare chance to swing a moderate district their way. But first, voters in Sarasota have to choose between which Democrat they want to represent them in Tuesday's primary.

The District 72 primary pits Margaret Good, a Sarasota attorney and political rookie, against Ruta Jouniari, a Sarasota staffing agency owner. Political reporter William March says Jouniari considers herself an activist, which may not be sitting too well with more established members of the Democratic Party.

Elections 2016: Florida House Of Representatives District 72 Candidate Alex Miller

Nov 1, 2016

Alexandra Miller believes the Florida House of Representatives needs more business people to better represent the interests of Floridians.

Elections 2016: Florida House Of Representatives District 72 Candidate Edward James III

Nov 1, 2016

Edward James III says he is focusing on how to bring change to his community if he is elected to the District 72 seat in the Florida House of Representatives.