Florida Election Reds and Blues

Let me begin by saying that everyone I voted for LOST.

United States Senate – Rick Scott (R) – 50.21% / Bill Nelson (D) – 49.79%

Governor – Ron DeSantis (R) – 49.73%  Andrew Gillum (D) -49.05%  Four  Other irrelevant  Candidates – the remainder.

U.S. House of Representatives – 27 seats at stake – 14 Republicans elected / 13 Democrats elected.

Republicans will continue to hold majorities both in the Florida State Senate and the State House.  Additionally, Republicans won the race for Attorney General with 52.24% of the total vote.

Nationally, Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives while Republicans strengthened their majority in the U.S. Senate.  At last look, Democrats flipped 7 Governorships from Republican to Democrat.  The race for Georgia Governor is still uncalled although the Republican has a very slight lead.  The race may require a run-off.

 

 

About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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9 Responses to Florida Election Reds and Blues

  1. Ms. V says:

    Oh T., your (our) team is on the other side of the state— you’re living in dark red territory.

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    • toritto says:

      Yeah V. – I know! When I went to the opening of an Obama campaign office during his first run there were guys outside walking up and down with Soviet flags! We were commies ya know!
      🙂

      Had the last laugh on that one! Best from Florida.

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      • greenpete58 says:

        I remember our discussion on Parkland a while back. Do Floridians know which party supports the NRA, and which does not? Or do they just have very, very short memories?

        Not much better here in red-state Ohio. But at least the House of Representatives is now blue. YES!!

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  2. beetleypete says:

    I suppose we would say “It could have been worse”.
    But that’s a small mercy, I know.
    (I also live in an area that has no politician I voted for, and likely never will.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. I supported Andrew Gillum for governor. He came so close!

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  4. I cannot express to you how sorry I am that the candidates you voted for lost. It was so close obviously between Gillum and that other ‘guy’. If I were Gillum, I would have kicked up a fuss, shouting and screaming that votes weren’t counted. I would have maintained that folks in many areas hit by Hurricane Michael don’t even have homes, much less the ability to find a voting station. And what’s even worse than this is that dead pimp and Nevada brothel owner, Dennis Hoff won a seat for the Nevada’s 36th Assembly District,. For the love of !!!

    I just have to shake my head over ALL of this!

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  5. Pamela A. Torres says:

    This is why I won’t vote. Whether you are trying to elect a new governor or President, our elections present the absolute pinnacle of FALSE CHOICES. None of are taught in school how voting is a skill, and thus each generation in America gets dumber. Your word doesn’t count anyway event when you do play your part.

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  6. I was very disappointed with my home state but not surprised. We are a state filled with racists, an extension of the sorry state of Ga. I’ve lived in both it’s sad but true.

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