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Seminole GOP chair who works for Brodeur knew mysterious independent candidate in key Senate race

Orlando Sentinel, September 28, 2021, Annie Martin and Jason Garcia

After filing to run as an independent candidate in an important Central Florida Senate race last year, Jestine Iannotti remained a mystery to most voters.

Iannotti made no public appearances, refused interview requests and spent several weeks during the campaign in Sweden. Meanwhile, an advertising campaign that promoted her candidacy — apparently designed to siphon votes from her Democratic opponent and help Republican Jason Brodeur win the election — included mailers featuring a stock photo of a different woman.

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