Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes his long-awaited Senate candidacy official Monday, setting up an epic battle against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and testing the limits of whether a close alliance with President Donald Trump is political poison or a pathway to success in the nation’s biggest swing state.
“Rick Scott’s decision to run for U.S. Senate will go down as one of the biggest mistakes in recent Florida political history,” American Bridge 21st Century predicted in a campaign strategy memorandum
GOP Gov. Rick Scott has yet to officially announce he’ll run to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., but three extraordinary events during the past 18 months are already shaping the contours of a race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate next year
Good appealed to women across party lines as a “highly qualified female candidate” at a time when “you’re having a national conversation on the treatment of women.” Turnout was up among women in general, not just Democratic women.
The increasingly grim outlook facing Republicans in the midterms has raised new questions about the political future of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a top potential GOP Senate recruit who still hasn’t declared to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson
Miami-Dade County has long been a crucial region for Democrats’ hopes of winning races in Florida. But today, the county’s Democratic lean is becoming stronger than ever.
When asked if he would want Trump to campaign with him during an expected run against U.S. Senator Bill Nelson next year, Scott replied “I don’t know if I’m going to be a candidate. We’ll worry about that next year.”
The Democrats’ surprise sweep in the Nov. 7 off-year elections wasn’t just a major victory for the party. It was a triumph months in the making for a network of progressive groups that did not even exist a year ago, but have been toiling to train candidates, boost turnout and energize activists in state and local races.
For the first time in more than two decades, Floridians have a wide-open primary race for governor in both the Republican and Democratic parties.
Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham commands over thirty percent of Democratic primary voters’ support in a fresh poll conducted on the eve of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine‘s expected entry into the wide-open, but low-wattage race.