The Green Papers: Florida 2007 Off Year Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2007. Find 2008 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Electoral Votes:27(5.02% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:25(5.75% of 435)
2000 Census:16,028,890 (5.68% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):11,774,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):8,752,717
Capital:Tallahassee
 

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Florida State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Bill Nelson
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Republican Senator Mel Martinez
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Charlie Crist
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected on ticket with Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Kottkamp
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
16 Republican (16 Undetermined);
9 Democratic (9 Undetermined)

CD 1
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Republican Congressman Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller
First elected 16 October 2001 - in a Special Election re: the resignation of Congressman Joe Scarborough 6 September 2001.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 2
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Democratic Congressman F. Allen Boyd, Jr.
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 3
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Democratic Congressman Corrine Brown
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 4
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Republican Congressman Ander M. Crenshaw
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 5
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Republican Congressman Virginia "Ginny" Brown-Waite
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 6
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Republican Congressman Clifford Bundy "Cliff" Stearns
First elected: 1988
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 7
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Republican Congressman John L. Mica
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 8
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Republican Congressman Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 9
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Republican Congressman Gus Michael Bilirakis
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 10
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Republican Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young
First elected: 1970
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 11
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Democratic Congressman Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 12
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Republican Congressman Adam H. Putnam
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 13
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Republican Congressman Vernon "Vern" Buchanan
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
  

Contested U.S. House 110th Congress Election.

  • On 20 November 2006 election officials certified Republican Vernon "Vern" Buchanan (119,309 votes, 50.08%) as the winner by 369 votes. Democratic Christine L. Jennings received (118,940 votes, 49.92%). Democratic Christine L. Jennings filed a lawsuit in Leon County requesting a new election arguing that a malfunction in the voting machines caused a 12.9% undervote (18,412 blank ballots).
  • An audit of the machines began the week of 27 November using a 12 hour scripted "mock election". The first tests, performed 28 November on voting machines not brought into service on election day, showed a CD 13 discrepancy of 5 votes (in favor of Jennings). However, video tapes revealed that the differences were due to participants making mistakes while choosing their selections. The second tests, performed 1 December on voting machines that had an undervote on election day, showed no discrepancies in the CD 13 contest. The final audit report found no evidence of machine malfunction.
  • On 20 December 2006 Circuit Judge William Gary ruled that Jennings arguments about the possibility of lost votes did not warrant disclosing the trade secrets of the voting machine company Election Systems & Software. Jennings stated she will appeal.
  • On 20 December 2006 Jennings filed a Notice of Contest with the U.S. House.
  • Vernon "Vern" Buchanan was seated in Congress on 4 January 2007. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the legal proceedings would be handled later.
  • Christine Jennings decided to withdraw the lawsuit in Florida courts on 28 November 2007.

CD 14
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Republican Congressman Connie Mack
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 15
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Republican Congressman David Joseph "Dave" Weldon, Jr.
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 16
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Democratic Congressman Timothy Edward "Tim" Mahoney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 17
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Democratic Congressman Kendrick B. Meek
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 18
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Republican Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
First elected in a Special Election, 29 August 1989, re: death of Congressman Claude Pepper, 30 May 1989
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 19
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Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 20
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Democratic Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 21
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Republican Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 22
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Democratic Congressman Ron Klein
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 23
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Democratic Congressman Alcee L. Hastings
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 24
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Republican Congressman Tom Feeney
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 25
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Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Chief Financial Officer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. The new office of Chief Financial Officer will replace both the Comptroller and Treasurer in Florida.

  Democratic Chief Financial Officer Adelaide Alexander "Alex" Sink
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Charles H. "Charlie" Bronson
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 11 incumbents
  Republican: 21 incumbents
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


  2007 Off Year Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
2007 Election Dates:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2007 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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