Chris Dawson, Attorney, GrayRobinson
Florida held a successful primary election in August, setting the stage for the November General Election. Top of the ticket races (statewide primary contests for the U.S. Senate and Florida Cabinet) went as expected with U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D – FL 13) besting Agriculture Commissioner (and only current statewide elected Democrat) Nikki Fried for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Governor DeSantis awaits with a sizeable war chest and strong approval ratings. Over in the U.S. Senate race, U.S. Representative Val Demings (D – FL 10) cleared the field handily for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate with 84 percent of the vote. She takes on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R – FL) in November in what promises to be one of the most expensive races in the country. If you want to know more about their positions – or, better yet, how they feel about each other – just turn on your TV. Read more.