An election will be held Tuesday in Pasco County to determine who will replace Republican state Rep. Mike Fasano.
Fasano stepped down because he was appointed to be the county's tax collector by Gov. Rick Scott.
In a twist, Fasano has backed Democratic candidate Amanda Murphy to be his successor, over fellow Republican Bill Gunter.
This is not the first time a Republican has supported a Democrat in the state of Florida. USF political science professor, Susan MacManus says it's not an unusual occurrence in Florida.