Reaper Revived for Dems’ AG

Florida Grim Reaper Revived for Dems’ AG Primary

A costumed specter that appeared on Florida beaches in the early days of COVID-19 has come out of retirement to bolster the under-the-radar Democratic primary race for state attorney general.
Democratic attorney general candidate Steve Uhlfelder campaigns in Tallahassee. Photo by Mike Exline

A costumed specter that appeared on Florida beaches in the early days of COVID-19 has come out of retirement to bolster the under-the-radar Democratic primary race for state attorney general.

Northwest Florida lawyer and attorney general candidate Daniel Uhlfelder began a series of appearances Wednesday where he again dressed as the Grim Reaper, this time to declare his intention to “investigate abuses by utility companies, insurance companies and developers who are jacking up rents.”

“We are facing (a) grim financial situation here in Florida. And our current attorney general is not doing anything about it,” Uhlfelder told reporters during a brief appearance outside a Circle K in Tallahassee. “And so yeah, the Grim Reaper two years ago was talking about the grim situation in terms of the pandemic.”

The event was cut short when police were called. While no arrests were made, officers expressed concern about people — mostly members of the media — parking and videotaping on private property.

In 2020, Uhlfelder drew national attention for dressing as the Grim Reaper as he criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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This year, Uhlfelder is up against former Orlando-area state attorney Aramis Ayala and Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis in the race to take on Attorney General Ashley Moody in November. All three Democrats lag far behind the Republican incumbent in fundraising.

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