CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson faces a tough fight this fall that could determine which party controls the Senate, but the governor’s race two years from now inspired more passion at this week’s Florida delegation breakfasts at the Democratic National Convention.
Calls for President Obama‘s reelection were a surefire applause line for the many speakers who appeared before the hundreds of delegates and activists each morning. Calls for unseating Republican Gov. Rick Scott in 2014 got nearly equal responses.
“Our task is not easy. And it’s not just this election. We need to help win for the president in Florida today, in November, we need to do that. We need to pick up legislative seats. But we need to keep that enthusiasm and organization going to defeat Rick Scott in 2014,” Democratic pollster David Beattie said at Wednesday’s breakfast.