Absentee ballots are being returned and early voting has begun for the November 4th General Election. Counties must offer early voting from October 25th through November 1st. However, many counties started their early voting on Monday, October 20th, and some will run through November 2nd. Click here for a listing, by county, of locations, dates and times.
While all eyes are on the contentious Governor’s race, there are several other races that deserve our attention:
Incumbent Congressman Steve Southerland, Republican from Panama City, is being challenged by Gwen Graham, a Democrat from Tallahassee and daughter of former Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. The contest is close and has garnered national attention as the Democrats feel the seat is vulnerable. Another race worth watching is that between Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy (Palm Beach Gardens) and his challenger, Republican and former state representative, Carl Domino (Jupiter). Though Murphy is one of the nation’s top Congressional money raisers, the district leans Republican and was one of only six in the state to vote for 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney.