Columnist: Changing Lakeland Demographics Could Help Carlson

Republicans have represented Florida’s 15th Congressional district for more than two decades, but a few factors could help Democrat Kristen Carlson in her race against Republican Ross Spano, Florida Politics columnist Joe Henderson writes. Among them: Lakeland’s voter base is becoming less conservative, and the popular-with-conservatives Sheriff Judd criticized Spano during the primary campaign for mailers he said were misleading.