FLORIDA

Nelson Resumes Flirtation with Governor Run

Mason-Dixon Polling & Research has race tied, Rasmussen robopoll has Crist up six.

Karyn Bruggeman
April 25, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

“Des­pite as­sur­ances that he’s not plan­ning to run for gov­ernor,” Sen. Bill Nel­son (D) “told a group of loc­al busi­ness lead­ers Wed­nes­day he’s temp­ted to run be­cause he doesn’t like where Flor­ida is headed.” Nel­son made the re­mark dur­ing an ad­dress to the Daytona Re­gion­al Cham­ber of Com­merce and “blas­ted” Gov. Rick Scott (R) “and state GOP lead­ers for turn­ing down fed­er­al dol­lars to es­tab­lish high-speed rail” and ex­pand Medi­caid. (Daytona Beach News-Journ­al)

DU­EL­ING POLLS. Ma­son-Dix­on Polling & Re­search, Inc. also re­leased a sur­vey (April 15-17, 21-22; 700 LVs; +/- 3.8%) that has former Re­pub­lic­an Gov. Charlie Crist (D) and Scott tied at 42%. (re­lease) Rasmussen (R) (IVR) re­leased a sur­vey Thursday (April 21-22; 750 LVs; +/- 4.0%) show­ing Crist lead­ing Scott 45-39%. (re­lease)

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