College Football’s most respected coach and former ESPN Analyst picks outsider Paulson over incumbent Buddy Dyer.
By Jacob Engels
Late last week, incumbent Mayor John H. “Buddy” Dyer rolled out a video featuring an endorsement from college football commentator Lee Corso. Mr. Corso who coached college football in bottom barrel conferences and never won national recognition, does not currently live within the city limits.
The Corso endorsement was announced after Dyer’s main opponent, veteran and businessman Paul Paulson, announced that he had been endorsed by legendary college football coach Lou Holtz. Coach Holtz is easily one of the most popular and liked figures in college football history.
It seems Dyer could not muster a coach of Holtz’s caliber, and instead had to rely on support from Corso, whose college football record and sports analysis pales in comparison to Holtz’s. Coach Holtz has lived within the City of Orlando for decades, and endorsed Paulson in late September according to a letter obtained by the East Orlando Post.
“We are thrilled to have the only coach to lead over 5 different teams to bowl games on Team Paulson. Coach Holtz knows what it takes to win and has made a clear choice. Like many Orlando residents, he wants lower taxes and responsible leadership at City Hall,” Paulson campaign communications director Elaine Sarlo told East Orlando Post.
Holtz’s full endorsement letter can be viewed below, where he lists the “severe” price residents must pay to live under Buddy Dyer’s regime.
Today marks the start of early voting for City of Orlando elections, and the Mayoral campaign is expected to heat up in the final days. Incumbent Mayor Buddy Dyer is on the ropes according to many political insiders, who have noted Paulson’s aggressive self-funded campaign that has called out the Mayor on his 17.7% tax increase, pay raise, destruction of African-American neighborhoods, and taxpayer funded commitments to millionaire and billionaire special interests.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org