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Florida Department of State - Division of Elections
1998 Florida Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline for Congress: May 8, , Filing Deadline for Statewide: July 17,
Primary: September 3, Runoff: September 29
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, Lawton Chiles (D) barred from 3rd term, 51% in '94
Charles Cook's prediction: Leans Republican, Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
Lt. Gov./ex-U.S. Rep. Kenneth "Buddy" MacKay (D) 45% '94 nominee Jeb Bush (R) 55% religious activist L. Nelson "Mac" McAlexander (WI)
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov. and chosen by Gov. nominee, Buddy MacKay (D) running for Gov.,
St. Sen. Richard E. "Rick" Dantzler (D) Education Commissioner Frank T. Brogan (R) wife of gubernatorial candidate Geri McAlexander
Secretary of State, Sandra "Sandy" Barringer Mortham (R) defeated in primary
attorney / '94 Ins. Comm'r candidate Karen Gievers (D) St. Sen. Katherine Harris (R)
Attorney General
Robert "Bob" Butterworth (D) ex-Palm Beach Co. St. Attorney David H. Bludworth (R)
Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner
Bill Nelson (D) ex-St. Rep. / '94 nominee Tim Ireland (R)
Comptroller
businessman Newall Jerome Daughtrey (D) Robert Milligan (R)
Agriculture Commissioner,
Bob Crawford (D) plumbing wholesaler Rich Faircloth (R)
Education Commissioner, Brogan (R) running for Lt. Gov.
ex-State House Speaker Peter Ruby Wallace (D) ex-St. Insurance Comm'r / ex-St. Rep. / '86/'94 governor candidate Tom Gallagher (R)
Senator, 66% in '92, 2nd term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Safe Democrat, Charles Cook's prediction: Likely Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat,
Bob Graham (D) 62.5% St. Sen. Charlie Crist (R) 37.5%
1st Cong. District, 72.6% in '96, 2nd Term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Joe Scarborough (R) 99.5% '96 candidate Tom Wells (FV/WI) 0.5%
2nd Cong. District, 59.5% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat,
F. Allen Boyd Jr (D) 95.2% No Republican computer engineer / writer Timothy W. Stein (Rfm/WI) 4.8%
3rd Cong. District, 61.2% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat,
Corrine Brown (D) 55.4% Minister / ex-NAACP chapter president Bill Randall (R) 44.6%
4th Cong. District, unopposed in '96,.3rd Term, might retire in '00
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, D.C.'s Report's prediction: Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Tillie K. Fowler (R)
5th Cong. District, 61.7% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat,
Karen L. Thurman (D) 66.3% No Republican '94 Gov. nominee/founder of T.H.R.O. Jack Gargan (Rfm) 33.7%
6th Cong. District, 67.2% in '96, 5th Term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Clifford B. "Cliff" Stearns (R)
7th Cong. District, 62.0% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat John L. Mica (R)
8th Cong. District, 67.5% in '96, 9th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:15, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican,
Entertainer / '96 nominee Al Krulick 34.2% Bill McCollum 65.8% Charles L. "Charlie" Klein (Rfm) 0.0%, Clay O. Hall (WI) 0.0%
9th Cong. District, 68.7% in '96, 9th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Michael Bilirakis (R)
10th Cong. District, 66.6% in '96, 14th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat C.W. "Bill" Young (R)
11th Cong. District, 58.0% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Democrat,
Jim Davis (D) 65.4% Co. Comm'r Joe Chillura (R) 34.6%
12th Cong. District, 61.6% in '96, 3rd term, might retire in '00
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Charles T. Canady (R)
13th Cong. District, 64.4% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Dan Miller (D)
14th Cong. District, 73.5% in '96, 5th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Peter Johnston Goss (R)
15th Cong. District, 51.4% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican,
David R. Golding (D) 36.9% David J. Weldon (R) 63.1%
16th Cong. District, 64.1% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Mark Adam Foley (R)
17th Cong. District, 88.8% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat,
Carrie P. Meek (D) No Republican
18th Cong. District, unopposed in '94 & '96, 5th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican,
No Democrat Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (R)
19th Cong. District, 65.6% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat,
Robert Wexler (D) No Republican
20th Cong. District, 65.0% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat,
Peter Deutsch (D) No Republican
21st Cong. District, unopposed in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:25, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican,
Patrick Cusak (D) 25.2% Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) 74.8%
22nd Cong. District, 61.9% in '96, 9th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R)
23rd Cong. District, 73.5% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Democrat,
Alcee L. Hastings (D) No Republican

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(FV) = Family Values Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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