Florida Governor: The Candidates
Kenneth H. "Buddy" MacKay (D) | Jeb Bush (R)
Rising slowly but surely through the party ranks, MacKay is currently serving his second term as lieutenant governor. After serving a combined 12 years in the Florida Senate and House, MacKay won election to the U.S. House from Florida's 6th District in 1982. He narrowly lost a U.S. Senate bid to Republican Sen. Connie Mack in 1988. An old friend of President Clinton, MacKay can count on substantial fund-raising help, but he has faced opposition from both Democrats and outside critics who insisted he is not a strong enough candidate to win the governorship. MacKay chose Rick Dantzler, his former rival for the Democratic nomination, as his running mate on June 30. Dantzler, a former state senator, was a favorite of Gov. Lawton Chiles (D).
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Jeb Bush (R)
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