U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D) is seen by many around the state as having the best chance of defeating Gov. Rick Scott next year. Nelson is being actively sought as a candidate by Democrats from Miami to Jacksonville to Tampa to Northwest Florida.
Newly-minted Democrat Charlie Crist is simply not getting the traction. Progressives don’t trust him. He has switched parties three times as well as positions on almost every key issue–gun control, health care, education, etc. Many see him as a closet homosexual–an anachronism in an age when gay politicians have been accepted and won elections.
The Democrats simply don’t believe that Crist can beat Scott in the 2014 general election.
On the other hand, Sen. Nelson is a proven winner. He will rake in campaign contributions and has the campaign organization to win the governor’s race.
The buzz is Nelson will make his announcement –either yes or no — in July. My prediction is Nelson will enter the race.