Wednesday, November 07, 2018
The blue wave in Florida was trumped Tuesday by red turnout. Florida's sole statewide elected Democrat, Sen. Bill Nelson, was on track to lose his seat. The party's exciting new candidate for governor, Andrew Gillum, conceded. Democrats running for attorney general and state chief financial officer all lost; and the Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate trails in a race headed for a recount. The Legislature is still controlled by Republicans.
For the third straight general election in a row, the Florida Democratic Party's top candidates got shellacked. But unlike in past election losses, there are no easy scapegoats, no simple answers to what happened to Gillum and Nelson, who has not conceded the race.
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