Category: Campaigning

PredictIt: Odds favor Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson

Plenty of internet experts have all sorts of predictions as to what will happen Tuesday night. But those putting their money where their mouth is see good news for Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson in their respective races for Governor and U.S. Senate. As of the drafting of this piece (though with numbers subject to change), the …

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Parkland students make a final push for youth vote

Emma González joined a dozen student leaders on the steps of the state Capitol Monday with a message to young voters: “Tomorrow is your chance to be a hero for yourself.” The students have been traveling the country on a nine-month voter registration effort — the Vote for Our Lives tour. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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A Centrist and a Liberal Test Florida, and Democrats Everywhere Watch Closely

The senior senator came out first, all drawl and political muscle memory — the man with the golden-est hair in the room and an entrance song, “Eye of the Tiger,” from 1982. “Wow,” Senator Bill Nelson managed, greeting a few thousand Democrats packed between the barricades of an indoor event space on Friday to see …

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Quinnipiac poll shows Gillum, Nelson leading by 7 on eve of election

On the eve of the gubernatorial election, a new poll shows Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum leading Republican candidate Ron DeSantis by 7 points. A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday has Gillum leading DeSantis 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters. (Read more in Local10.com)

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Democrats Nelson and Gillum lead key Florida Senate and gubernatorial races in final midterm stretch: NBC News/Marist poll

Democrats hold slim leads in Florida’s pivotal statewide races in the final push to Tuesday’s midterm elections, a poll released Monday found. In a Senate race that will help to determine control of the chamber, incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 4 percentage points, according to the NBC News/Marist survey. The Democrat …

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/ In Campaigning / By Jim Blue / Comments Off on Democrats Nelson and Gillum lead key Florida Senate and gubernatorial races in final midterm stretch: NBC News/Marist poll

Florida turnout hits 5 million as Democrats take very small lead

Florida’s turnout broke the 5-million mark overnight, largely on the strength of the largest early voting turnouts yet on Sunday in the big Democratic counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. By Monday morning, turnout was 5,094,645 or 38.4 percent of the Florida electorate. Democrats make up 40.6 percent of that total, and Republicans account …

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In last weekend of race for Florida governor, it feels like more than a midterm

At some point, it became clear that this election would be different. When organizers pulled out stops they normally save for presidential campaigns, when a U.S. Senate contest cost nearly $100 million, when a worldwide pop star who has never lived in Florida endorsed a candidate on Instagram, it certainly began to feel different. (Read …

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Parkland survivors vote for 1st time, months after massacre

Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts and voter-registration events throughout the country: their first Election Day. (Read more in PBS.org)

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Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue: Florida governor’s race ‘so cotton-pickin’ important’

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue described the stakes of the Florida governor’s election next week as being “cotton-pickin’ important” at a campaign event on Saturday for Republican Ron DeSantis. DeSantis is running against Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is African American. (See VIDEO on CNN.com) 

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