2012 Florida Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results
This page displays the information for the Florida senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.
2012 Florida Senate Race - General Election Candidates
General Election Candidates and Results
Election Information for Florida
|Primary Date||August 14, 2012|
|General Date||November 06, 2012|
|Incumbent Status||Seeking Re-election|
|Election Projection||Solid Democrat|
|Presidential Election||2012 Election|
Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelso will not face a challenger in the primary. However, a large number of Republicans initially sought the nomination for the Senate. The Republican party eventually backed Congressman Connie Mack and were able to force some of the candidates to withdraw. These candidates include former Senator George Lemieux, State Senator Mike Haridopolos, William Fisher, State Representative Adam Hasner who is running for Congress in the 22nd district, and Craig Miller who is now seeking a House seat in the 6th district.
Of the candidates that remain in the race, there are still several viable candidates, including former Congressman Dave Weldon, Deon Long, and Marielena Stuart. Mike McCalister has a good history and would be a solid candidate, but has not put forth any position statements.