It’s nearing battle day, fellow Floridians! After months of campaigning in their respective districts, political hopefuls from the Democratic and Republican parties will face off in party primaries across the state on Tuesday, letting registered party voters choose who will be their ultimate champion before the general election on November 6.
We’ll be writing on the races, issues that have monopolized all the attention later today.
But for now, check out our primer piece on all the federal candidates for office in the Sunshine State.
Fresh on the announcement that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s GOP running mate, the campaign has already caught flak for not brining the Wisconsin Congressman to Florida, along with the hopeful future president of the United States. Instead, Romney will be appearing with Sen. Marco Rubio, the once-hopeful VP nominee—but who is now the chief campaigner for Romney in Florida.
Read our piece on the early misgivings about a Marco Rubio vice presidential nomination
In a small piece of campaign drama that has puzzled many analysts and voters across the country, a Democratic candidate in Florida’s 18th district released an ad depicting the GOP incumbent, U.S. Rep. Allen West, punching a white woman in the face with a boxing glove.
West has come out to criticize the ad as racial stereotyping, but it has received no significant criticism from civil rights groups, who instead claim the ad is “in no way racist.”
Watch the ad here: