During the Obama years voters rolls showed there were nearly 700,000 more Democrats in Florida than Republicans. Thanks to the failed policies of Biden, Obama, and the Democrats that gap has been closed to around 24,000.
Democrat strategist are blaming the party for failing to address internal issues for years.
“It feels a little bit like we’re kind of set up to fail,” one Florida Democratic official said. “It’s not any one person’s fault. A lot of these problems have existed for years. But for a party that has been decimated in the last few elections and especially the last one, I’m not seeing a sense of urgency yet.”
Democrat’s were hoping to get rid of Governor Ron DeSantis, regain two House seats, and dump Senator Marco Rubio. However, they can’t seem to be able to raise money (because their policies are destructive), challenger for governor Rep. Charlie Crist has raised $2.48 million, and the states crazy Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has raised $2.82. That is pennies compared to the $53 million war chest DeSantis has raised.
“Without a full-frontal, professional and accountable partisan effort to turn it around, sometime before the end of this year, there will be more Republicans registered in Florida than Democrats — that has NEVER happened before,” Steve Schale, long time Democrat strategist wrote. “And, given their voters have higher turnout scores — this isn’t a great place to start.”
Florida Democrats are also struggling to find candidates willing to run in elections. The party has no one willing to run for state attorney general or agriculture commissioner. Putting Crist up against DeSantis has a very similar feel to Clinton versus Dole. Crist is going to look like a feeble old man when he starts spouting Fauci nonsense and DeSantis fires back with facts backed by data.
Experts are starting to believe that Florida is no longer the country’s largest swing state.
“Democrats just either get wiped out or come agonizingly close and lose,” said Aubrey Jewett, political science professor at the University of Central Florida.