New York Democrat Kathy Hochul won her U.S. House seat in 2011 by attacking a Republican plan to partially privatize Medicare. This year she is emphasizing trade, jobs and the economy in her re-election campaign.
Mitt Romney limped into Florida trying to reclaim his status as the Republican front-runner, with the state’s electorate and expensive media markets offering a possible firewall against Newt Gingrich’s surging candidacy.
A three-way race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Florida will test the ability of a popular governor running as an independent to overcome Republican and Democratic rivals in a campaign that will help determine which party controls the Senate.
U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek is heading for a three-way Senate race in Florida in November with Republican Marco Rubio and Governor Charlie Crist, who’s running as an independent. First, Democrat Meek has to get past a billionaire real estate investor in his party’s primary.
As the U.S. housing market digs out of the rubble left by record foreclosures and home price declines, there’s little evidence of recovery in one place where it counts most: The campaign battleground of Florida.