One Senate seat is up for election in Florida, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for 27 House seats, 11 of which are held by Democrats and 15 by Republicans. (One seat is vacant, most recently held by a Republican.) And they will select a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. See Florida’s primary results.
In one of the most competitive Senate matchups of 2018, term-limited Gov. Rick Scott (R) is using millions of his own dollars in an attempt to oust Sen. Bill Nelson (D). High turnout could help Nelson, but both candidates are fighting to appeal to Florida's large bloc of Latino voters. Donald Trump won Florida by 1.2 points in 2016.
How the vote has swung from 2016, so far
Margin in the 2018 Senate race for counties that went for Clinton or Trump in the 2016 general election, and the number of precincts reporting in those counties overall.
For counties with at least 10% of precincts reporting, this is how far the vote in the Senate race has shifted towards Democrats or Republicans, compared to 2016.
Liberal Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) advanced out of a crowded primary, becoming the state's first black gubernatorial nominee. He held a slight lead in the polls over Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), an Iraq War veteran who has closely aligned himself with President Trump and received his endorsement. Gov. Rick Scott (R) is term-limited.
Going into this election, Florida had 11 Democratic representatives and 15 Republican representatives, with 1 seat currently open. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Clinton won this district by 16.3 points and Carlos Curbelo (R) won by 11.8.
This district, which stretches from south of Miami through the Florida Keys, has been represented by Carlos Curbelo (R) since 2015. Curbelo, who has worked to distance himself from President Trump, is being challenged by Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a former medical associate dean who says she was prompted by Curbelo's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
In 2016, Clinton won this district by 19.7 points and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) won by 9.8.
Democrat Donna Shalala, a former president at the University of Miami and a Cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton, and Republican Maria Elvira Salazar, a Cuban American former TV journalist, are on the ballot to replace the retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), the first Cuban American in Congress.
Democratic lawmakers on March 27 called for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving efforts to overturn the 2020 election following revelations that his wife, Virginia Thomas, pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to pursue efforts to overturn the 2020 election.