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Presidential Primary Filing Deadline: 10/31/07, Presidential Primary: 1/29/08, Federal Independent Filing Deadline: 3/31/08, Federal Filing Deadline: 5/2/08, State Filing Deadline: 6/20/08, Independent Presidential Filing Deadline: 7/8/08, Primary: 8/26/08, Third Party Filing Deadline: 9/2/08, General Election 11/4/08,
Last Updated: December 8, 2008
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President, 52.1% in '04 for Bush, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: McCain, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: No Clear Favorite, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leaning Obama,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 51.0%, U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 48.2%, Ralph Nader (Ecology-CT) 0.3%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (L-GA) 0.2%,
Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL) 0.1%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (G-GA) 0.0%,
Alan L. Keyes (AI-MD) 0.0%,
Gloria E. LaRiva (PSL-CA) 0.0%,
Charles Jay (BT-FL) 0.0%,
James Harris (SW-NY) 0.0%,
Thomas Robert Stevens (O-NY) 0.0%,
Brian P. Moore (S-FL) 0.0%,
Gene Amondson (Pro-WA) 0.0%,
Nettles (WI) 0.1%
1st Congressional District, 68.5% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
James J. Bryan (D) 29.8%, Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (R) 70.2%,
2nd Congressional District, unopposed in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
F. Allen Boyd Jr (D) 61.9%, Mark Mulligan (R) 38.0%, Robert Ortiz (WI) 0.0%,
3rd Congressional District, unopposed in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Corrine Brown (D) 100%, No Republican
4th Congressional District, 60.7% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
James Joseph "Jay" McGovern (D) 34.7%, Ander Crenshaw (R) 65.3%,
5th Congressional District, 59.9% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'04 candidate / '06 nominee / nurse John T. Russell (D) 38.8%, Virginia "Ginny" Brown-Waite (R) 61.2%,
6th Congressional District, 59.9% in '06, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Tim Cunha (D) 39.1%, Clifford B. "Cliff" Stearns (R) 60.9%,
7th Congressional District, 63.1 in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Economist/health-care activist Faye Armitage (D) 38.0%, John L. Mica (R) 62.0%,
8th Congressional District, 52.8% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic,
'06 candidate / attorney Alan Grayson (D) 52.0%, Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller (R) 48.0%,
9th Congressional District, 55.9% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'06 candidate / attorney William D. "Bill" Mitchell (D) 36.3%, Gus Michael Bilirakis (R) 62.2%, John "Johnny K." Kalimnios (I) 1%,
Term Limits Party candidate Richards Emmons (T) 0.6%,
Andrew Pasayan (WI) 0.0%,
10th Congressional District, 65.9% in '06, 19th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
Mayor Bob Hackworth (D) 39.3%, C.W. "Bill" Young (R) 60.7%, Don Callahan (WI) 0.0%,
11th Congressional District, 69.7% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor (D) 71.7%, '06 nominee / architect Eddie Adams Jr. (R) 28.3%,
12th Congressional District, 69.1% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
navy veteran Douglas D. "Doug" Tudor (D) 42.5%, Adam Hughes Putnam (R) 57.5%,
13th Congressional District, 50.1% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Robert Novak: Likely Democratic Target, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, DCCC Target,
'06 nominee / ex-bank president / '04 candidate Christine L. Jennings (D) 37.5%, Vern Buchanan (R) 55.5%, '02 / '04 & '06 Democratic candidate Jan Schneider (I) 5.5%,
Don Baldauf (I) 1.5%,
14th Congressional District, 64.4% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican,
'04 candidate / '06 nominee / businessman Robert M. Neeld (D) 24.8%, Connie Mack, IV (R) 59.4%, GOP St. Sen. Burt L. Saunders (I) 14.5%,
video producer Jeff George (I) 1.3%,
15th Congressional District, 56.3% in '06, David J. Weldon (R) retiring after 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
phsyician Stephen L. "Steve" Blythe (D) 41.9%, St. Sen. William "Bill" Posey (R) 53.1%, Frank Zilaitis (I) 4.0%,
Trevor Lowing (I) 1.0%,
16th Congressional District, 49.5% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Chris Cillizza: 12th Most Likely Seat to Switch Parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Robert Novak: Likely GOP Target, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, NRCC Target,
Timothy Mahoney (D) 39.9%, attorney Thomas J. "Tom" Rooney (R) 60.1%,
17th Congressional District, 100% in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Kendrick B. Meek (D) 100%, No Republican
18th Congressional District, 62.1% in '06, 10th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican,
businesswomen Annette Taddeo (D) 42.1%, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 57.9%,
19th Congressional District, 100% in '06, 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Robert Wexler (D) 66.2%, Edward J. Lynch (R) 27.2%, ex-St. Sen. / Ex-Broward Co. Commissioner Ben Graber (I) 6.6%,
20th Congressional District, 100% in '06, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) 77.2%, No Republican '04 Republican nominee real estate agent Margaret Hostetter (I) 22.3%,
Marc Luzietti (S/WI) 0.4%,
21st Congressional District, 59.5% in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Pure Toss-Up, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
ex-Hialeah Mayor Raul L. Martinez (D) 42.1%, Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) 57.9%,
22nd Congressional District, 50.9% in '06, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Ron Klein (D) 54.6%, retired Lt. Col. Allen B. West (R) 45.3%, '06 gubernatorial write-in candidate / prof. Piotr Blass (WI) 0.1%,
23rd Congressional District, 100 in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Alcee L. Hastings (D) 82.1%, physician Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. (R) 17.8%, April Cook (WI) 0.1%,
24th Congressional District, 57.9 in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democrat, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Democrat Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, DCCC Target,
ex-St. Rep. Suzanne M. Kosmas (D) 57.2%, Tom Feeney (R) 41.1%, Gaurav "Garv" Bhola (I) 1.7%,
25th Congressional District, 58.5 in '06, 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Tossup, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss-Up,
ex-Cuban American National Foundation dir. Jose Antonio "Joe" Garcia (D) 46.9%, Mario Diaz-Balart (R) 53.1%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Florida Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Pro) = Prohibition Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Florida Media Links:
Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
Broward Times
Broward & Palm Beach New Times
Cedar Key Beacon
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Everglades Echo
Fernandina Beach News Leader
Florida Keys Keynoter
Florida Outlooks
Florida Politics
Florida Times-Union
Florida Today
Fort Lauderdale Express
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Golden Gate Gazette
The Grapefruit
Gulfshore Business
Hernando Today
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Jupiter Courier
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marathon Keynoter
Marco Daily News / Marco Island Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today
Miami Herald
Miami Nuevo Herald
Miami Jewish Star Times
Miami New Times
Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Political Gateway - Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
St. Augustine Record
St. Petersburg Times
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review
Sebring News-Sun
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Business Journal
SteveKaneShow.com
Stuart News
Sumter County Times
Tallahassee Democrat
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Tribune
TWN: The Weekly News
Vero Beach Press Journal
WBZL TV-39
WFOR TV-4
WhoseFlorida.com
WFTS TV-28
Winter Haven News Chief
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