Inside Florida Politics: Why 3, 51 and 0 matter in Election 2018



In this week’s edition of the Inside Florida Politics podcast, GeorgeZac and John spell out why the numbers 3, 51 and 0 could be pivotal in Election 2018.

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  • Three — the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s political editor, Zac Anderson, noted the number represents the three Democratic congressional candidates in the Tampa Bay area that have said they would not support Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker. Added to the 57 nationwide, as reported by NBC News, who have said as much, it brings the total of potential House Democrats against Pelosi to 60. Not good news for Pelosi.
  • Fifty-one — GateHouse Florida Capital bureau chief John Kennedy said the number represents the percentage of NextGen, millennials and Generation Z in Florida’s electorate. Meaning, 51 percent of potential voters on Nov. 6 are age 54 and younger. Looks like younger voters may be a real factor in this midterm election.
  • Zero — Palm Beach Post political reporter George Bennett said that is the number of Florida lieutenant governors that have gone on to become governor in the Sunshine State. Bennett also pointed out Gov. Rick Scott, who chose racial and ethnically diverse running mates in 2010 and 2014, did not appear to benefit with those segments of the electorate.

So, there you have it.

Lots more to learn from this week’s Inside Florida Politics podcast. You can listen to the show by clicking here.



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