Incumbent Bill Nelson may have an easy time of it next year if Republicans don’t get over their lethargy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race.
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Most of these candidates have been campaigning for months. In center-right Florida, where voters self-identify themselves as conservative over liberal by two to one, there should be some interest in these folks. Not yet. Most polls show Nelson winning against all of them. Invariably “none of the above” is the most favorite candidate in polls of the Republican pack.
If one of these doesn’t separate himself from the field and make a solid case for himself, Florida may well be represented in the U.S. Senate for six more years by a mediocre politician well to the left of the state’s electorate. And the conservative cause will have failed where it should prosper.
In 2010 Marco Rubio electrified Republican voters. There’s a year left before the election, but so far this cycle there has been a power outage on the Republican side.