Florida elections, 2010
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Florida had 4.6 million Democrats and 4 million Republicans. The latter outpolled Democrats among the 2.4 million independent voters and attracted conservative Democrats in cross-party voting. While running behind Republicans generally, the Democrats ran strongly in every urban area of the state. They lost by lopsided margins in the far Panhandle, Southwest Florida and the Space Coast.1
All twenty-five of Florida's seats in the United States House of Representatives are up for election in 2010.
Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist did not run for re-election, choosing instead to run for election as Senator (initially as a Republican, then later as an independent). In Florida, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor run as a ticket.
Scott would go on to win the general election by plurality, thus holding the seat for the GOP.
Approximately one-half of the forty seats of the Florida Senate were up for election in 2010.
All 120 seats in the Florida House of Representatives are up for election in 2010.
The other state-level offices within the Florida Cabinet up for election were the Chief Financial Officer and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Republican candidates (Jeff Atwater and Adam Putnam, respectively) won their elections.
Multiple judicial positions will be up for election in 2010, including four justices of the Supreme Court of Florida.
Seven measures have been certified for the 2010 ballot.
Many elections for county offices were also held on November 2, 2010.
- Cotterell, Bill (9 January 2011). "Democrats choose new party chairman". Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today. pp. 8B,5B.
- Elections Division of the Florida Secretary of State
- Florida Candidate List at Imagine Election - Search for candidates by zip code
- Candidates for Florida State Offices at Project Vote Smart
- Florida Congressional Races in 2010 for campaign finance data for federal races from OpenSecrets.org
- Florida State Races in 2010 campaign finance data for state races from Follow the Money