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Pack Up Your Troubles…

in an old carpetbag.

The Miami Herald writes that a South Florida Republican to seek Orlando House seat

Republicans eager to unseat a brash Orlando Democrat who said their party’s healthcare plan amounts to hoping people “die quickly” have so far been unsuccessful in finding a candidate.

But now comes a willing Republican — all the way from South Florida.

Armando Gutierrez Jr., son of one of Miami’s best-known political consultants and a member of local civic boards, voted in the city of Coral Gables as recently as April.

But he says he’s the right person to take on Rep. Alan Grayson, who likes to call Republicans “knuckle-dragging Neanderthals” and has become one of the party’s top targets in 2010.

Gutierrez, a 28-year-old real estate developer and Republican Party fundraiser, said he has already lined up endorsements from three Central Florida Republicans: U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis and state Reps. Chris Dorworth and Bryan Nelson.

Well, like the other “Republicans” who have announced they are running, Gutierrez is not now, nor has he ever been an elected official. He is an unknown in the district running against a now nationally known incumbent who has been raking in money to supplement his own considerable personal wealth.

There are already wealthy local Republicans running. I can’t imagine what anyone believes that Gutierrez adds to the race that would make him any more likely to unseat Grayson. I don’t care, but it looks like a political money pit to me.