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.
Vice President Joe Biden has announced that he has endorsed St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman for re-election. The Vice President made an appeal to St. Pete voters who supported him and President Obama in previous elections, urging them to cast their ballots for Mayor Kriseman.
Another poll shows Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott tied in a hypothetical 2018 matchup.
And Scott has gained on Nelson since Mason-Dixon polled the race in February.
POLITICO reports that Gov. Rick Scott is opening a front in the 2018 ad war against likely Senate opponent Bill Nelson — and the Republican’s political committee, “Let’s Get to Work,” is buying nearly $2 million of ammo.
Democratic candidates are reporting historic early fundraising totals, alarming GOP strategists and raising the prospect that 2018 could feature the most expansive House battlefield in years.
Under a new leadership team since December, party membership has grown from 35 precinct committeemen and committeewomen to about 150. Attendance at meetings increased so greatly that they had to move to county commission chambers in Viera for more room. The enthusiasm is hard to miss, especially in discussion groups on Facebook.