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.
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.
A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state’s congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.
Florida Governor Rick Scott promised to raise school funding if he is re-elected.
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.
Florida’s Senate approved a map revising the congressional districts around the state.
Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge’s ruling.