March 1, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 8/28/2014

"I don't think this election says anything about either side."

-- Crist adviser Steve Schale

As Charlie Crist celebrates winning the Democratic nomination for Florida governor, red flags are flying that raise questions about whether he can defeat Republican Gov. Rick Scott in November.

Crist trounced underfunded rival Nan Rich with 74 percent of the vote, nearly a 3 to 1 margin. But Democrats in the state's three largest counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach largely stayed home, displaying a lack of enthusiasm that threatens to hand Democrats a fifth straight loss in a race for governor.

"This speaks volumes as to the lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base in these midterm elections," said Daniel Smith, a political scientist at the University of Florida.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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