Oct. 15, 2014
The Five Vital Factors in the Florida’s Governor’s Race
By Ed Pozzuoli
Top of the list, and favorable to Rick Scott, is the booming economy.
The Sunshine State, now with 29 big electoral votes (up from 25 when it decided Bush v. Gore in 2000), may in two years tip the election again. But in the meantime, this year’s gubernatorial race is providing clues about what will push Floridians’ buttons in 2016. Party lines will be important in the race between incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott and former-Republican-governor-turned-Democratic-challenger Charlie Crist. Each candidate is winning substantial support from his respective party. Nevertheless, in the latest poll of likely voters, a full 9 percent of them remain undecided.