Politics & Policy

Florida Governor’s Race Down to the Wire

The nail-biter in Florida is, as expected, the governor’s race. Hundreds of Rick Scott supporters are patiently waiting in a courtyard at the Ft. Lauderdale Hilton while precincts continue to come in.

Scott is currently ahead by about 3 percent, the campaign says, but the biggest areas left uncounted are the populous southern counties that typically lean Democratic. Palm Beach County, specifically, is slow to report. Supporters occupy themselves with dance, music, food, and drink, while Scott occasionally waves from the overlooking hotel suite that serves as his war room.

A Scott win would be big in that Republicans would control all major state government bodies — both the state house and senate, the governor’s mansion, and all elected state cabinet positions.

Scott’s campaign seems confident.

This, though, from the Florida Democratic party: “The race is razor tight and over 1,200 precincts have not been reported. We are confident that once all of the votes have been counted Alex Sink will be the next Governor of Florida.”

Most Popular

Film & TV

A Sad Finale

Spoilers Ahead. Look, I share David’s love of Game of Thrones. But I thought the finale was largely a bust, for failings David mostly acknowledges in passing (but does not allow to dampen his ardor). The problems with the finale were largely the problems of this entire season. Characters that had been ... Read More
Film & TV

Game of Thrones: A Father’s Legacy Endures

Warning! If you don't want to read any spoilers from last night's series finale of Game of Thrones, stop reading. Right now. There is a lot to unpack about the Thrones finale, and I fully understand many of the criticisms I read on Twitter and elsewhere. Yes, the show was compressed. Yes, there were moments ... Read More