Martinez out, FL Senate Race
by Jerome Armstrong, Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 06:06:43 AM EST
Republican Senator Martinez will not run for re-election. This now leaves the Florida Senate seat for 2010 wide open, maybe:
...The move would open the door for Gov. Charlie Crist to appoint a replacement ahead of the election.
On the Republican side, there may well be a push to recruit former Gov. Jeb Bush into the contest although that seems like a long shot. State Attorney General Bill McCollum will almost certainly be mentioned as will state Senate President Jeff Atwater and former state House speaker Marco Rubio. Rep. Vern Buchanan may also consider a run.
This is how Democrats win, not only in Florida, but everywhere: