The race is on in District 2 as Bev Kilmer announces a run for Congress Thursday.
Incumbent Allen Boyd hasn't announced yet whether he'll run for re-election. But Kilmer says, it doesn't matter. She's running anyway.
With five years in the state legislature under her belt, kilmer Thursday announced a run for Congress, well aware that democrats have held the seat for generations.
Kilmer is the only announced candidate for the district two seat. Three others considering a run are waiting to hear what incumbent Congressman Boyd intends to do -- run for re-election or make a bid for Bob Graham's Senate seat.
Three other politicians - republican county commissioner Tony Grippa, democratic school superintendent Bill Montford and democratic state Rep. Will Kendrick are all considering a congressional bid, but all three say they will not roll the political dice if Boyd decides to run for re-election to the House.
Kilmer made her candidacy for Congress official with her family at her side. The Quincy businesswoman says she is anxious to add to the republican ranks on Capitol Hill.
When district two was re-drawn by the republican legislature in 2000- it cut 30,000 democrats out of the district, and stretched farther to the west - where Kilmer enjoys more support. Keep in mind - Boyd won the 2002 election "under this new plan" by a two to one margin.