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  FL Governor
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Florida > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 2010 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 2010 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 02, 2010 - 11:00pm
Term Start January 04, 2011 - 12:00pm
Term End January 06, 2015 - 12:00pm
Turnout 40.82% Registered 28.51% Total Population
ContributorJason
Last ModifiedM@ October 05, 2011 08:47am
Data Sources[Link]
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNo Party Affiliation Won05/12/2010
NameCharlie Crist Votes1 (100.00%)
Term05/12/2010 - 01/03/2011 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/2014
NameRick Scott Votes2,865,343 (48.14%)
Term01/06/2015 - 01/01/2019 Margin64,145 (+1.08%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Aug 24, 2010 FL Governor - D Primary Alex Sink
Aug 24, 2010 FL Governor - R Primary Rick Scott
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KEY RACE? 9.3332996368 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
12/11/2007 11/02/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Rick Scott 23 6 2 2
Alex Sink 25 6 2 --
Leaning Call: Rick Scott (53.26%)
Weighted Call: Alex Sink (89.42%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

03/15/2010 11/01/2010

CANDIDATES
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Name Rick Scott Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink Peter Allen C.C. Reed Michael E. Arth Dan Imperato Farid A. Khavari
PartyRepublican Democratic Independence No Party Affiliation No Party Affiliation No Party Affiliation No Party Affiliation
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]
Certified Votes2,619,335 (48.87%) 2,557,785 (47.72%) 123,831 (2.31%) 18,842 (0.35%) 18,644 (0.35%) 13,690 (0.26%) 7,487 (0.14%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -61,550 (-1.15%) -2,495,504 (-46.56%) -2,600,493 (-48.52%) -2,600,691 (-48.52%) -2,605,645 (-48.62%) -2,611,848 (-48.73%)
Predict Avg.48.86% 47.68% 0.17% 0.05% 0.17% 0.04% 0.04%
Cash On Hand 10/8 $1,797,473.42 10/8 $10,852,545.22 9/10 $2,100.23 $-- 9/10 $22,528.10 9/10 $654.73 9/10 $908.43
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MATCHUP POLLS (57 from 19 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg46.93%-- 46.94%-- 2.01%-- -1.33%-- 0.00%-- -1.33%-- 0.00%--
Voter Survey Service (R) 
10/31/10-11/01/10
49.00% 3.0 45.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
10/30/10-10/31/10
47.00% 6.0 48.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Voter Survey Service (R) 
10/29/10-10/31/10
46.00% 1.0 49.00% 4.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
YouGov 
10/28/10-10/31/10
44.60% 3.6 45.20% 0.8 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
Quinnipiac University 
10/25/10-10/31/10
43.00% 2.0 44.00% 1.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
YouGov 
10/25/10-10/28/10
41.00% -- 44.40% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
  NewsMax
D Maurice A. Ferre [L]
  Florida Chamber of Commerce
  National Rifle Association (NRA)
R Robert Crowder [L]
SNP Progressive Scot
D Crimson
  Lakeland Ledger
  Orlando Weekly
I Mr Independent
I TX_Progressive
LBT Jed
AENM Angry Russian
D Brian P. Moore [L]
Laf-W Craverguy
MORE CANDIDATES
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Name (W) Josue Larose  
PartyNo Party Affiliation  
Website  
Certified Votes121 (0.00%)  
Margin-2,619,214 (-48.87%)  
Predict Avg.0.00%  
Cash On Hand $--  
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MATCHUP POLLS (57 from 19 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg0.00%--  
Voter Survey Service (R) 
10/31/10-11/01/10
0.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
10/30/10-10/31/10
0.00% --
Voter Survey Service (R) 
10/29/10-10/31/10
0.00% --
YouGov 
10/28/10-10/31/10
0.00% --
Quinnipiac University 
10/25/10-10/31/10
0.00% --
YouGov 
10/25/10-10/28/10
0.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor
10/28/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Alex Sink cheated, then lied about it  00:00:31 Jason 
10/26/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Mixed eng Future  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/26/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Biography eng Truth  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/22/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Attack eng Warning  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/20/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Reckless   00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/19/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Biography eng Dream  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/19/2010 Alex Sink Web Only Ad Attack eng Never-Before-Seen Rick Scott Deposition Video   00:02:00 Qbanito 
10/18/2010 Farid A. Khavari Radio Ad Mixed eng Farid Khavari for Florida Governor (Radio Ad #1)   00:01:07 Qbanito 
10/18/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Contrast eng Vote Early for the Clear Choice   00:00:54 Qbanito 
10/14/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Attack eng Refuses  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/14/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Contrast eng Strong  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/11/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Attack eng Profits Over Patients: The Rick Scott Story   00:02:01 Qbanito 
10/05/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Attack eng Fifth  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/05/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Attack eng Law Enforcement  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/04/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Fraud   00:00:30 Qbanito 
10/04/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Fraud  00:00:30 Jason 
10/04/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng The Job  00:00:31 Qbanito 
10/04/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng The Job  00:00:31 Jason 
09/30/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Attack eng Past  00:00:32 Qbanito 
09/29/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Contrast eng Integrity  00:00:32 Qbanito 
09/28/2010 Alex Sink Interview Mixed eng Alex Sink on CNN American Morning   00:06:36 Qbanito 
09/27/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Bad Investments  00:00:30 Jason 
09/27/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng No Bid   00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/27/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng PENSIONS   00:00:30 Qbanito 
09/27/2010 Rick Scott Interview Mixed eng Rick Scott Interview on CNN AM   00:06:19 Qbanito 
09/27/2010 Alex Sink Interview Biography eng WFLA Profile of Alex Sink   00:05:31 Qbanito 
09/24/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Attack eng Anything  00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/20/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Contrast eng Jobs   00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/20/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Morning to Night   00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/20/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Pensions   00:00:30 Qbanito 
09/18/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Contrast eng Real  00:00:32 Qbanito 
09/17/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Issue eng Local   00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/13/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Wrong Solutions  00:00:30 Qbanito 
09/07/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Contrast eng Difference   00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/03/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Contrast eng For Sale Signs  00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/03/2010 Rick Scott TVAd Attack eng Whatever It Takes  00:00:31 Qbanito 
09/02/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Issue eng Happen  00:00:31 Qbanito 
08/25/2010 Alex Sink TVAd Contrast eng Enough  00:00:31 Qbanito 
08/07/2010 C.C. Reed TVAd Mixed eng ELECT CC REED FOR GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA  00:00:38 Green Pigs 

INFORMATION LINKS
FiveThirtyEight Forecasts - Florida Governor  Discuss
RealClearPolitics - Florida Governor - Scott vs. Sink  Discuss

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 04, 2010 12:00am Analysis How Rick Scott did it  Article Jason 
Nov 02, 2010 04:30am Blog Entry Rick Scott's pre-Election Day lead: 100,000 votes   Article Qbanito 
Oct 28, 2010 09:00am Blog Entry Poll: Sink has advantage, Rubio maintains lead in Florida  Article Qbanito 
Oct 28, 2010 08:00am News Debate-cheating flap nags at Alex Sink as new video surfaces  Article Scott³ 
Oct 26, 2010 12:00pm Oops Alex Sink says she didn't mean to break debate rules  Article J.R. 
Oct 22, 2010 07:00pm News McCollum endorses Scott for governor  Article Qbanito 
Oct 22, 2010 05:10pm News After three days of early voting, Republicans hold edge in Florida  Article Scott³ 
Oct 22, 2010 06:00am News Poll: Scott and Sink Locked in Dead Heat  Article Qbanito 
Oct 22, 2010 05:00am News Forged E-Mail Seeks to Taint Sink  Article Qbanito 
Oct 21, 2010 05:00pm News USF voters go for Democrat Sink but lean right otherwise in straw poll  Article Qbanito 
Oct 20, 2010 08:50am Endorsement Democrat Maurice Ferre endorses Republican Rick Scott for governor  Article eddy 9_99 
Oct 19, 2010 12:00pm Blog Entry DGA says it's spent $6 million to elect Alex Sink so far   Article Qbanito 
Oct 18, 2010 07:00pm News Scott spends $1.7 million more of his own cash on campaign; Sink raises $420,000  Article Qbanito 
Oct 18, 2010 05:00pm News Under oath, Rick Scott displays poor memory, penchant for parsing words  Article Qbanito 
Oct 17, 2010 08:05am News The Republicans have spoken: Rick Scott is unfit to be governor  Article Qbanito 
Oct 17, 2010 07:00am News Independent vote, party support make Sink hard to beat  Article Qbanito 
Oct 16, 2010 11:45am Endorsement News Journal Editorial Board Endorsement: Alex Sink has a plan  Article Qbanito 
Oct 16, 2010 10:00am Profile Alex Sink mastered banking, but political ease is a stretch for the bookish candidate  Article Qbanito 
Oct 15, 2010 02:00pm News Scott's campaign no longer emphasizing immigration  Article Qbanito 
Oct 15, 2010 06:00am News Abortion e-mail could stir up Governor's race  Article Qbanito 
Oct 14, 2010 06:45pm News Sink campaign accuses Scott of insider trading  Article Qbanito 
Oct 12, 2010 06:00pm Blog Entry Bill Clinton headlines debate after-party for Sink  Article Qbanito 
Oct 12, 2010 01:00pm News Fla. PSC chair quits early to endorse Alex Sink  Article GavinBrown 
Oct 10, 2010 08:00pm News Panhandle has Scott's back for governor  Article Qbanito 
Oct 10, 2010 07:35pm News Sink to air two-minute TV spot   Article Qbanito 
Oct 08, 2010 03:00pm Blog Entry Sink collects $600k in past week; Scott puts in another $2.4 million  Article Qbanito 
Oct 08, 2010 02:00pm Blog Entry Sink and Scott spar over jobs and immigration in first half of debate  Article Qbanito 
Oct 08, 2010 03:00am News Scott, Sink meet for first debate   Article Qbanito 
Oct 07, 2010 06:45am News Sink, unlike McCollum, has endgame war chest to counter Scott's millions  Article Qbanito 
Oct 05, 2010 06:00pm News Alex Sink: Rick Scott trying to buy governor's office  Article Qbanito 
Oct 05, 2010 12:00pm Amusing Broward man forms 340 PACs, 40 political parties — and is running for governor  Article eddy 9_99 
Oct 01, 2010 07:35pm Blog Entry Sink adds another $500k, Scott cuts another $1.1M check  Article Qbanito 
Sep 30, 2010 07:00pm General Textbook fraud? Troubles at Rick Scott's hospital chain featured in business ethics classes  Article RP 
Sep 28, 2010 06:15pm News McCollum sticks up for Sink in latest Scott attack   Article Qbanito 
Sep 27, 2010 11:00am Endorsement Alex Sink picks up another Hispanic Republican   Article Qbanito 
Sep 25, 2010 08:00pm News Democrat ex-banker Sink says she's an outsider, too  Article Qbanito 
Sep 24, 2010 09:35pm News Sink Says Her Grass Roots Will Triumph Over Scott's Big Bucks  Article Qbanito 
Sep 24, 2010 06:00pm Blog Entry Rick Scott's writes another $1.1 million -- easily forgotten -- check to his camp  Article Qbanito 
Sep 24, 2010 06:00pm Blog Entry Rasmussen, Mason-Dixon on two different planets  Article Qbanito 
Sep 23, 2010 07:00pm News Sink leads Scott 47-40 in new Mason-Dixon poll  Article Qbanito 
Sep 22, 2010 10:00pm Commentary Florida surprise: How a Democrat could be elected governor  Article Qbanito 
Sep 22, 2010 06:00pm News Three Debates Set In Florida Governor's Race  Article Qbanito 
Sep 19, 2010 07:00am News Columbia/HCA reports warned Rick Scott of potential legal problems  Article Qbanito 
Sep 18, 2010 08:00am News Alex Sink releases 5 years of tax returns  Article Qbanito 
Sep 17, 2010 08:00pm News Gov. Jindal campaigns for Scott  Article Qbanito 
Sep 17, 2010 07:30pm Blog Entry Sink outraises Scott again, this time 4 to 1  Article Qbanito 
Sep 17, 2010 08:00am News Scott cancels NBC debate, making USF event likely  Article Qbanito 
Sep 15, 2010 06:00pm Blog Entry Sink is endorsed by two dozen sheriffs   Article Qbanito 
Sep 15, 2010 11:05am Blog Entry Democratic Governors Association wires $2 million more to Sink campaign   Article Qbanito 
Sep 14, 2010 05:00pm News Will Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado Endorse Democrat Alex Sink for Governor?   Article Qbanito 
Sep 11, 2010 08:00am News Alex Sink takes leap over Rick Scott in fundraising  Article Qbanito 
Sep 10, 2010 03:10pm Video Alex Sink Going After Republican Voters  Article Qbanito 
Sep 09, 2010 09:00pm News Scott agrees to 2 statewide debates; Sink still calling for 5  Article Qbanito 
Sep 09, 2010 10:05am News Sink sweeps the law enforcement endorsements  Article Qbanito 
Sep 08, 2010 05:00pm Blog Entry CNN/Time poll gives Alex Sink a 7 point advantage  Article Qbanito 
Sep 02, 2010 08:00pm News Chiles drops out of governor race, throws support to Sink  Article Qbanito 
Aug 31, 2010 03:20pm News Chiles expected to withdraw from governor's race  Article GavinBrown 
Aug 28, 2010 07:00am News Alex Sink challenges Rick Scott to 5 debates; will he accept?  Article Qbanito 
Aug 27, 2010 09:00am Video Frank Luntz: Alex Sink is running the best statewide campaign   Article Qbanito 
Aug 27, 2010 07:00am News Chiles doesn't rule out leaving governor's race  Article Qbanito 
Aug 26, 2010 10:00pm Blog Entry [FL] McCollum: 'I still have serious questions' about Scott   Article ArmyDem 
Aug 26, 2010 10:00pm News Florida GOP reeling over Rick Scott's primary victory  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 26, 2010 11:00am Speculative McCollum may endorse Sink   Article eddy 9_99 
Aug 25, 2010 09:00pm General McCollum declines to endorse Scott for Florida governor   Article COSDem 
Aug 25, 2010 12:00am General Scott puts GOP and Sink in unfamiliar territory  Article Jason 
Aug 16, 2010 01:00pm News Alex Sink’s ‘positive’ message hitting TV airwaves  Article GavinBrown 
Jun 19, 2010 11:00am News Sink gaining momentum in focus on Gulf oil spill  Article Qbanito 
Jun 17, 2010 02:00pm Analysis Would-be governor Bud Chiles has string of Panhandle law suits and real estate flops  Article RP 
Jun 10, 2010 09:35pm Endorsement Alex Sink Endorsed by Florida Police Benevolent Association  Article Qbanito 
Jun 03, 2010 10:00am Announcement Bud Chiles running Indy   Article eddy 9_99 
Dec 13, 2009 01:00pm News As 2010 race shapes up, it's gender at the fore  Article Qbanito 
Oct 19, 2009 07:00pm News Sink wins crossover support from GOP early in governor's race  Article Qbanito 
Oct 12, 2009 09:00pm News Sink criticizes McCollum as career politician   Article Qbanito 
Oct 08, 2009 06:00am News In Florida governor's race, Democrat Sink retains fundraising lead over GOP's McCollum  Article Qbanito 
Jul 13, 2009 04:30pm News Sink campaign pays state $17K for plane trips  Article eddy 9_99 
Jul 13, 2009 04:00pm News Four House Republicans ask for investigation into Sink’s use of state planes  Article eddy 9_99 
Jul 11, 2009 09:00am News Sink leads McCollum in campaign money for 2010 governor's race  Article Qbanito 
Jun 26, 2009 12:00am News Florida governor candidates defend use of state planes  Article eddy 9_99 

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