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After a year of campaigning and nearly half a billion dollars spent, the big Florida races finally concluded during the 2018 general midterm election on Tuesday night. AM 820 News was live at 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House in St. Petersburg for election night coverage hosted by Dan Maduri, host of Florida Live.
In the past few elections, Florida has been so close that one percentage point has separated the two closest candidates. Watching Election Night was a matter of watching that percentage point waver.
It’s showtime for the 2018 midterm elections, where polls and media contend a “Blue Tide” is going to sweep across the country and the Democrats will reclaim the House of Representatives. The only problem is the media has never met a president like Donald Trump, nor do they understand the country’s sense of priorities, where the citizenry prefers peace and prosperity over turmoil.
On Tuesday, when America goes back to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections, the political pundits of the country will circle a few places and focus on them as particularly interesting. These are the battleground states, of which Florida is one. Within these battleground states are the specific counties that, for whatever reason, weigh particularly heavily into the decision.
A new poll shows a slight edge for Gov. Rick Scott over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in one of the most important Senate races in the nation while Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is ahead of former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the gubernatorial race.
Both men quickly distanced themselves from President Trump who they have been backing in their respective campaigns.
Florida’s two most-frugal gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday’s primaries are the one’s squaring off in the general election.
Slinging possums, eating corn dogs and navigating putrid waters --- all in the dog days of summer --- are just a few of the extremes Florida candidates are going to as they try to emerge victorious at the ballot box.
President Donald Trump hit town yesterday and was greeted at the airport by longtime supporters Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, joined by Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Matt Gaetz, two Florida Republicans running for re-election.
On Tuesday, FSU President John Thrasher announced that a statue of Francis Eppes, a grandson of founding father Thomas Jefferson, would be relocated from the university’s Legacy Walk, where it has been since 2002. Thursday night, the move took place.