FL Gov: Democrat Sink Starts General Election Campaign with Lead Over GOP Nom Scott

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 8:33 pm

Last night, outsider millionaire Rick Scott beat establishment choice Bill McCollum to become the Republican Party’s nominee for governor in Florida. But Scott has not emerged from the brutal primary unscathed. He has strong net unfavorable numbers and is currently trailing Democrat Alex Sink according to the latest poll from PPP (PDF). PPP (PDF) (8/21-22) [...]

Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Vermont Primary Results – Liveblog

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 7:03 pm

Today features primary elections in Alaska, Arizona, Florida and Vermont, along with a primary runoff in Oklahoma. I will be live blogging all of the results except for the very late closing Alaska. You can find a preview of what to watch for tonight here. You can find live updated results at Politico, Florida Division [...]

Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, and Vermont Primary Primer

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 1:12 pm

Primaries take place today in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, and Vermont along with a primary runoff in Oklahoma. The biggest races of the evening are both in Florida — the Democratic primary for Senate and the Republican primary for Governor.

FL Sen and Gov: Polling Shows Meek Strong on Eve of Primary; GOP Gov Nom in Flux

By: Monday August 23, 2010 1:22 pm

With the primary tomorrow, three polling firms, Mason-Dixon (PDF), Quinnipiac and PPP (PDF), are out with their final surveys of the Democratic Senate primary and the Republican gubernatorial primary in Florida. All three pollsters agree that Rep. Kendrick Meek now has at least a ten-point lead over Billionaire Jeff Greene. Meek appears to be in [...]

FL Gov: Brutal Republican Primary Helps Alex Sink Take Lead in New Poll

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 3:04 pm

Thanks to a brutal Republican primary battle between Attorney General Bill McCollum and billionaire Rick Scott, Democrat Alex Sink has been able to take the lead for the first time in Quinnipac’s newest poll. Quinnipac (8/11-16) Alex Sink (D) 31 Bill McCollum (R) 29 Bud Chiles (I) 12 Someone else 2 Wouldn’t Vote 5 DK/NA [...]

FL Sen and Gov: Collapse of the Billionaire Candidates

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 8:01 pm

Florida has been blessed–or cursed–with not one, but two, self-funded billionaire political novices running for statewide office. Jeff Greene has his eye on the Democratic nomination for US Senate, and Rick Scott is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Both have spent millions of their own personal fortunes to flood Florida’s many expensive media [...]

FL Gov: Bill McCollum Surges Ahead of Rick Scott

By: Thursday August 12, 2010 7:39 pm

In a rather surprising and quick reversal of fortunes, Attorney General Bill McCollum has taken the lead in the Republican primary for governor in Florida over billionaire political novice rival Rick Scott, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll. Mason-Dixon (8/9-11) Bill McCollum 34 Rick Scott 30 This is an extremely impressive surge for McCollum. Just [...]

FL Primaries: Billionaire Rick Scott Holding Strong, Kendrick Meek Gaining

By: Friday August 6, 2010 4:22 pm

Mason-Dixon released a new poll covering Florida’s two biggest races in advance of the August 24 primary election. In the Republican primary for governor, billionaire Rick Scott has been able to hold onto his lead over Attorney General Bill McCollum. The poll shows Scott leading McCollum 37% to 31% with 29% of voters polled still undecided. [...]

Florida Races Become a Billionaire Boys’ Club

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 5:39 pm

The great state of Florida happens to have not one but two self-financed billionaire political novices running in primaries for top offices this year. Both are challenging veteran politicians with long histories in the state, and according to a new Quinnipiac poll, both have a double-digit lead over their opponents. On the Democratic side, billionaire [...]

In Big States, It Helps to Have Big Wealth to Spend on a Primary

By: Thursday June 10, 2010 7:18 pm

The trend of multimillionaire political neophytes succeeding in primary elections may continue in Florida.

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