Florida Candidate Changes Name to .Com Address
Meet VoteforEddie.com
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2012 5:12 PM CDT
The candidate formerly known as Eddie Gonzalez.   (VoteForEddie.com)

(Newser) – On the congressional ballot in Florida this November, voters will see the name of one of the candidate's websites: VoteforEddie.com. That's because Eddie Gonzalez, a contender for the spot in the House of Representatives, legally changed his name to, yes, VoteforEddie.com, reports AP. "Since I'm not under the wings or good graces of both political parties, I had to find a different way to get my message out there," he explains.

The independent candidate is running in the 25th Congressional District in Broward, Collier, and Miami-Dade counties, and he's a serious long shot. His opponent is five-time Republican incumbent Mario Diaz-Balart. VoteforEddie.com had raised about $2,400 for his campaign as of March 31, compared to $608,400 for Diaz-Balart.