Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 9.25.18
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Daniel McAuliffe, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson.
We’re now six weeks out from Election Day and even though the national sentiment is 2018 will be a wave year for Democrats, Florida’s shown only a twinkling of the so-called “blue wave.”
Still, looking past the tough U.S. Senate race at the top of the ballot, Florida Democrats see more than a few legitimate pickup opportunities in the state House, where Republicans have held a commanding majority for a couple of decades.
There are plenty of banner races that have gotten attention. Anna Eskamani has raised beaucoup bucks primed to flip HD 47, Emma Collum is keeping it competitive in HD 93, Trayce Polson looks like a threat to upset Wyman Duggan in HD 15 and then there’re all the seats that have eluded Democrats in Miami-Dade, where the thought is even a “blue ripple” could send some lawmakers packing.
But Florida Democrats are also eyeing some sleeper races across the state that