With two new seats in play because of population gains between 2000 and 2010, Republicans appeared to be on track to carry no more than 18 of the 27 districts in Florida’s delegation to the U.S. House.
Florida was close, but no one really cared. Whatever the result in the battle for Florida’s 29 electoral votes, it will make a difference only in the margin between President Barack Obama, who won re-election through victories in other states, and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Former Congressman Alan Grayson easily romped home to victory over Republican Todd Long, a frequent long-shot congressional candidate and extremist.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson easily won a third term on Tuesday, defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, whose name recognition as the son of a well-liked former senator didn’t pay off.
Trying to fend off a challenge to their jobs, Florida Supreme Court justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince received about $166,000 in contributions between Oct. 13 and Nov. 1 — bringing their combined overall total to more than $1.5 million, newly filed records show.
A new weekend poll reveals that in the FL-9 Congressional race, former congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) has built a huge 24-point lead among votes that are already in.
Attacks that are being called “desperate” and “outrageous” are coming from Florida Republicans against Democrats ahead of Election Day.
Officials in Miami-Dade County’s elections office decided to allow voters to cast absentee ballots in person at one suburban office on Sunday, but when a long line formed shut it down, only to open it again for a while later.
The Florida Democratic Party said Sunday that, voters who live in five Florida counties – Orange, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, or Pinellas can vote today, Sunday, November 4th.