On 3 Public Relations’ analysis of Florida’s August 14th primary election results from federal and state legislative races shows 11 races were decided in the primary. Those candidates, who are not facing any general election opposition, are elected. There are 21 additional candidates facing only write in opposition on the November 6th general election ballot. These candidates, combined with the 40 incumbents who did not receive any filed opposition during the June qualifying period, result in a total of 72 candidates all but guaranteed election to office.
In summary, about 38 percent of Florida’s 187 federal and state district contests have already been decided (27 Congressional, 40 State Senate and 120 State House seats). Taking into account the 72 candidates most assuredly elected (40 automatic winners through June qualifying, 11 outright August primary winners, and 21 candidates with write in only opposition in the November general) yields nearly 2 of 5 races already determined.
State election results data secured from the Florida Division of Elections as of Friday, August 17, 2012. The 11 primary election winners with no general election opposition include:
CD 24 / Frederica Wilson (D)
SD 17 / John Legg (R)
HD 46 / Bruce Antone (D)
HD 61 / Betty Reed (D)
HD 76 / Ray Rodrigues (R)
HD 79 / Matt Caldwell (R)
HD 87 / Dave Kerner (D)
HD 88 / Bobby Powell (D)
HD 100 / Joe Gibbons (D)
HD 109 / Cynthia Stafford (D)
HD 113 / David Richardson (D)
On 3 Public Relations will continue its recap of all financial activities for state candidates on September 21 when totals for everything raised and spent from August 10 through September 12, 2012 are due to the Florida Division of Elections. Candidates who were defeated in Tuesday’s primary will have 90 days to file their termination reports.
Please go to www.on3pr.com to access this and previous finance, qualifying and election reports.
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On3PR president Christina Johnson has over 25 years experience in the political and communication fields through numerous political campaigns and issues management projects throughout the country. In recent election cycles, On3PR has become the trusted source by press, pundits and politicos for state campaign contribution reporting and analysis for Florida legislative and statewide campaigns. For more information about On 3 Public Relations including client success stories, please visit our website at www.on3pr.com.