A new poll released Wednesday on the upcoming 2014 gubernatorial race shows the path to Florida’s governor’s mansion is a lot less certain for most of the candidates than it was a few months ago. The Libertarian candidate for governor is making inroads with voters—at the expense of Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.
This week a landmark trial began in the case challenging Florida’s congressional district boundaries. A judge is weighing whether lawmakers violated the state constitution by drawing districts to favor political interests—a practice known as gerrymandering.
It’s still several months from the primary elections but Governor Rick Scott and former governor Charlie Crist have already begun to take shots at one another. They’ve been going back and forth lately about in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants. Crist stands behind the idea, and during a luncheon at Tiger Bay Tuesday he urged the governor and Republican leaders in the legislature to do the same.