One of the biggest issues in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami is the size of the field -- 10 Democratic contenders in all, about half of them Haitian-American. The crowd is likely to split up the vote, compounding the challenge of electing a Haitian-American.
Enter Scott Galvin, a white North Miami councilman who represents a predominantly black (and Haitian) city. Could the black and Haitian vote become so diluted that a white candidate could perserve? The district has always been represented by an African-American and by a Meek (Kendrick's mother, Carrie Meek was the first to represent the district when it was first drawn in 1992.)
Add that Galvin is openly gay and you've got a helluva interesting race.