Florida Democratic Party

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Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is back on the road, in hopes of turning the state majority Democratic in 2020.

With 29 electoral votes, Florida is considered the "crown jewel" of swing states. President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 113,000 votes in Florida in 2016.

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No Party Affiliation voters in Florida are helping fuel a national trend by rejecting both the Democratic and Republican parties in now-record numbers. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.

The reasons are many – political bickering; no desire to identify as either a Republican or Democrat, and not wanting to be pigeonholed on certain issues. According to state figures, Florida’s voter rolls have added more than 500,000 names in the past four years – 90% of which are unaffiliated. In the meantime, the two major parties have remained for the most part stagnant.

Rick Scott for Florida

fFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is launching a $2.2 million television ad buy for his re-election that aims to reintroduce the Republican incumbent to the state's voters. Florida Democrats consider it an attempt to mislead voters about Scott’s record.

Scott's 30-second ad features the Republican governor mentioning his poor upbringing, and how it affects his work as Chief Executive.