Politics & Policy

Florida Weekend Update

  • Marco Rubio builds his lead while Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek battle it out for second, according to a new Mason Dixon poll, which ranks the contenders at 40-28-23 respectively.

    Crist gets another big Democrat endorsement, former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler. Meek had a bigger heavyweight on Friday, though, in Joe Biden, who was visiting to raise money and shower compliments on his choice for Florida’s next senator.


  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink is descended from Chang and Eng Bunker, the “original Siamese twins,” the St. Petersburg Times reports. This might be the most bizarre read of the whole election cycle, and not just because of this quote: “In 1843 Chang and Eng married two local sisters in this community 37 miles northeast of Winston-Salem. Between them they fathered 21 children while still attached. Don’t ask. No one knows the mechanics, and Bunkers aren’t keen on speculating.”


  • More than 3,000 Floridians have already cast ballots for the Nov. 2 election.


  • Eighth-district incumbent Alan Grayson drops his next election ad, as if to spite those who thought his previous ad was inflammatory.


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