Rumble in the Sunshine State: Inside Florida's Primaries

Monday, August 23, 2010

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is greeted while attending a Back to School Sales-Tax Holiday launch event at a Macy's department store August 12, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

On Tuesday, Florida's voters head to the polls to vote in primaries for U.S. Senate and governor. Sergio Bustos, state politics editor at The Miami Herald, and Kate Zernike, reporter for our partner The New York Times, describe how the races have been shaping up and what we can expect on Tuesday. Plus, we'll find out what the Sunshine State can tell us about the national political mood.

Republicans will be deciding between former health care executive Rick Scott, who has spent five times more than his opponent, the state's current Attorney General, Bill McCollum, in the primary race for governor. Marco Rubio is expected to win the Republican Senate nomination, while Democrats will be deciding who will face him: four-term Congressman Kendrick Meek or Jeff Greene, a real estate mogul who made his money during the housing crisis. The winners of the Democratic and Republican Senate primaries will face Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the GOP in April to run as an Independent.


Sergio Bustos and Kate Zernike

Produced by:

Blakeney Schick

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