Florida Republicans contended Saturday they are ready for the November election.
Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor’s office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that Democrats opposed but could do nothing to stop.
Former Governor Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination Tuesday against Nan Rich to seek his old job against Governor Rick Scott in the November elections.
Incumbent senators easily won primary contests Tuesday, dominating races that never seriously threatened their bids for re-election.
Poll workers spent most of Monday getting ready for Tuesday’s primary election.
The Republican Party of Florida raised about $14.9 million in little less than five months, while the Florida Democratic Party collected $13.1 million, according to newly filed finance reports.
Most Florida voters assume it will be a head to head match up of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist for the Governor’s job this November. But before former governor Crist takes on current Governor Scott, he has to get past former Sen. Nan Rich in the August primary
Steve Perman is talking trash. And now he wants Broward County voters to smell what he means. The Coral Springs chiropractor this week unwrapped an odiferous “scratch-and-sniff” mailer — possibly the first of its kind in the Florida campaign world — to smoke out Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in the Democratic primary battle for House District 96.
A coalition issued a sharply-worded motion Monday which called the recently redrawn Florida congressional “brazenly partisan” and claimed it would not fix the problems that prompted a judge to declare the original map unconstitutional in the first place.
Voter-registration numbers showed Democrats have more registered voters in Florida’s seven most populated counties but Republicans have a huge advantage in some mid-sized counties.