Midterm Result: Rick Scott Wins Re-Election in Close Florida Race

Midterm Result: Rick Scott Wins Re-Election in Close Florida Race

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Republican incumbent Rick Scott has won re-election in a close race for Florida governor. He beat Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, a former governor of Florida himself, by a one percent margin. One of the more interesting races of the 2014 season, it is probably most famous for “Fangate” in which Scott refused to debate Crist over the presence of a small fan on the stage. While the debate was only delayed by seven minutes, it was one of the most entertaining moments of political theater of the season. Both candidates battled against widespread disapproval among voters. Scott’s record was a key point of contention, while Crist’s defection to the Democrat party was considered nothing more than a move of political expediency. The vote was split along predictable lines, with the Democratic candidate receiving most of the minority votes and Scott winning most caucasian and senior citizen votes. In the end, Scott only won by one percent in a low voter turnout election.

Breaking News By Lydia Bradbury

Sources:

WKMG Local 6
News 4
Tallahassee Democrat

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