You dose of sanity, in an often insane world: Florida politics.
So, what’s up in 2010? The governors mansion, a Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez, the Ag Commissioner, and the Attorney General. That’s along with several state Senate seats and all of the Florida House.
It’s still early, but check back here to find out who’s running, who’s not, and who still has no idea how to navigate the waters of Florida politics.
Here are our Democratic contenders, divided by office. Meet them below.
The AG’s office is being held by Bill McCollum, who won his office in 2006 beating Skip Campbell 53%- 47%. McCollum has decided not to pursue the Senate seat, making for this race to be a Democratic challenge.
State Senator Dave Aronberg
Mayor Buddy Dyer
Commissioner of Agriculture Contenders
Eric Copeland lost to Charles Bronson, who’s served since 2001. Bronson won 57%-43%. Bronson is not running for re-election. Instead, the Republican to beat is expected to be fiery Adam Putnam.
State Rep. Debbie Boyd
Former gubernatorial candidate Rod Smith