Florida Democrats’ best candidate for governor right now isn’t a candidate and wasn’t always one of them.
And party leaders caused a stir by snubbing a longtime candidate and party stalwart.
But when the elites of the Florida Democratic Party met Saturday for their annual fund-raising gala, they suggested none of that was really a big problem for one big reason: Rick Scott.
The unpopular Republican governor looks like an easy target for an incumbent.
“Whoever the Democratic nominee is will beat Rick Scott,” said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “We will win the governor’s mansion next November. There’s not any question.”
Even before the Jefferson-Jackson dinner began, Florida Democratic Party leaders said it was a success, bringing in a record $850,000.