Adrian Wyllie may need to buy a second home in South Florida with all the time he has been spending here during his campaign for governor. The Pinellas County small business man was in Lake Worth, Florida last night, September 14, 2014, attending a dinner with the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County with about thirty attendees. He was in Palm Beach Gardens one week prior speaking to the Second Amendment Coalition of Florida. Yesterday morning, he was on the WPLG news program ‘This Week in South Florida‘ with Michael Putney.
Wyllie started off last night’s talk speaking about how many miles they are putting on the family van criss-crossing the State of Florida campaigning to liberal, conservative and libertarian groups. Media coverage has increased recently and his polling numbers continue to increase accordingly. Although Wyllie is not getting fair and equal news coverage alongside Charlie Crist and Rick Scott, the coverage has increased since he took the Florida Press Association to task at their July, 2014 convention in Coral Gables, Florida. Today, Wyllie will be on the very popular radio program put on by Joyce Kaufman via 850 WFTL.
Wyllie is running under the Libertarian Party of Florida banner and is working to get his poll numbers in line with the criteria to be included in the three televised gubernatorial debates. His poll numbers are literally all over the place, coming in anywhere from 5 to 12% with 75% of Floridians who have yet to hear his name. One thing consistent in the polling is that once people learn about him and his positions, his numbers increase. It would be safe to say, that if Wyllie was included in equal news coverage of Florida’s race for governor, then he would be polling neck and neck with Crist and Scott. Unfortunately for his campaign, it is not happening quick enough. The campaign is running out of time, which is why they are leaning on increasing his name awareness through their 2,000+ network of volunteers across the state. Unlike Scott and Crist, Wyllie does not have a large campaign staff and he does not pay Floridians to support his campaign.