Representing parts of Hillsborough, Paco and Polk counties, conservative Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Brandon, has represented this district since first being elected in 2006. Storms has raised almost $205,000 and has spent about $76,000. With no Democrat or minor-party candidate on the ballot, Storms faces Victoria Brake who is running as a write-in candidate come November.
This district represents the heart of the First Coast, stretching from parts of Nassau County to parts of Duval, St. Johns and Flagler counties before ending in Volusia County. In what appears to be shaping up into one of the more intense Senate races in the Sunshine State this year, Republican Party of Florida chairman Sen.
With Senate Minority Leader Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, ending his years of service in the Legislature to challenge U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, this seat representing all of Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty and Wakulla counties and parts of Bay, Jefferson, Leon and Madison counties has an interesting contest for the Democratic nomination.
Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, represents parts of Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties in Northwest Florida. Gaetz, who has been in the Senate since 2006, will represent that area for four more yearsbecause he faces no opposition for a second term.
Currently held by retiring Sen. Durell Peaden, R-Crestview, this Senatedistrict contains Holmes and Washington counties, as well as parts of Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa and Walton counties.
With less than a month until his showdown with Jeff Greene for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek finally took to the airwaves with a new commercial on Monday attacking his rival. It is his first video attack.
Trailing badly in the polls behind health-care executive Rick Scott in the fight for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Attorney General Bill McCollum sought to reinforce his crime-fighting credentials Monday.
Former House Speaker Marco Rubio, Republicanfront-runner in the U.S. Senate race, promised Monday to rein in federal spending and offered proposals to help slash the size and cost of the federal government.
Although the details have not been announced, the White House Press Office revealed President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two children will spend the second weekend of August on the Florida Gulf Coast Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre continues to struggle in his bid for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Senate President Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach, Republican candidate for chief financial officer, announced Thursday that he has more than $2.1 million in the bank for his campaign. He now enjoys a healthy financial advantage over his Democratic rival in the CFO race, former Rep. Loranne Ausley of Tallahassee.