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.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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.


      • 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.


  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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