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Florida Department of State - Division of Elections
2000 Florida Presidential, Congressional and Statewide Results
Federal Filing Deadline: 5/12/00, State Filing Deadline: 7/21/00, Primary: 9/5/00, Run-off: 10/3/00
Last Updated: December 14, 2000
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President, William J. Clinton (D) barred from 3rd term, 48.0% in 1996
Results from Florida were contested, but the U.S. Supreme Court halted the recount.
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democrat, Others' Predictions,
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Albert A. "Al" Gore, Jr. (D) 48.858% George W. "Dubya" Bush (R) 48.861% Ralph Nader (G, AR) 1.64%, Patrick J. 'Pat' Buchanan (Rfm) 0.29%, Harry Browne (L) 0.28%, John S. Hagelin (NL) 0.04%, Monica Moorehead (WW) 0.03%, Howard Phillips (C) 0.02%, James E. Harris Jr. (SW) 0.01%, David E. McReynolds (S) 0.01%,May Chote (WI) 0.00%, Ken C. McCarthy (WI) 0.00%,
Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner, Bill Nelson (D) running for U.S. Senate
elected position abolished by voters, D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democratic
St. Rep. John Cosgrove (D) 41.0% St. Education Commissioner Tom Gallagher (R) 59.0%
Education Commissioner
Tom Gallagher (R) running for Insurance Commissioner in 2000, elected position abolished by voters, D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican
ex-St. Rep. George Sheldon (D) 44.4% ex-St. Sen. /'98 U.S. Senate nominee Charlie Crist (R) 53.7% teacher Vassilia Gazetas (I) 1.8%
Senator, 70.5% in '94, Connie Mack (R) retiring after 2rd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Democrat, Stuart Rothenberg's rating: Vulnerable Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss Up, Hotline Scoop's Senate ranking: 2nd Most Likely to Turn Over, Political Junkie: Democrat, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat, Ken Rubin: Democrat,
St. Ins. Comm'r / Ex-U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson (D) 51.0% U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum (R) 46.2% ex-GOP/ex-U.S. Rep. Joel Deckard (Rfm) 0.3%, architect Joseph Rocco "Joe" Simonetta (NL) 0.4%, attorney Andy Martin (I) 0.3%, Democratic St. Rep. Willie F. Logan (I) 1.4%, consultant Darrell L. McCormick (I) 0.4%, web publisher / auditor / Nikki Morgan Oldaker (WI), Olen C. Faulk (WI), attorney / political humorist Richard Grayson (WI), Brian Heady (WI), garment worker Argiris Malapanis (SW, WI),
1st Congressional District, 99.5% in '98, 3rd Term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
Mark S. Coutu (WI) Joe Scarborough (R) David R. "Dave" Blue, III (WI), businessman Fred Hoole (Rfm, WI), ice rink manager Dudley Wiley (WI),
2nd Congressional District , 95.2% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
F. Allen Boyd Jr (D) 72.2% repairman Doug Dodd (R) 27.8% Thomas A. Frederick (WI)
3rd Congressional District, 55.4% in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Democratic Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Democrat, Hotline Scoop's Tier Two Veteran, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
Corrine Brown (D) 57.6% Lt. Commander (retired) Jennifer Sandra Carroll (R) 42.4% Carl Sumner (WI)
4th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, Tillie K. Fowler (R) retiring after 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican Campaign & Election's Odds: 2:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Three Open Seat, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
businessman / ex-teacher Tom Sullivan (D) 31.2% ex-St. Sen. President Ander Crenshaw (R) 67.0% Deborah Katz Pueschel (Ind) 1.8%, Vince W. Ray (WI),
5th Congressional District, 66.3% in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Karen L. Thurman (D) 64.3% Peter C. K. "Pete" Enwall (R) 35.7% Don Johnson (WI)
6th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
businessman Timothy "Tim" Clower (WI) Clifford B. "Cliff" Stearns (R) Barbara Elliott (WI),
7th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
attorney Daniel Vaughen (D) 36.8% John L. Mica (R) 63.2% Norman E. Nelson (WI)
8th Congressional District, 65.8% in '98, Bill McCollum (R) retiring after 10th term and running for U.S. Senate
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Democrat, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:5 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: No Clear Favorite, Stuart Rothenberg: Most Vulnerable, Cook Political Report's overview: Toss up, one of Hotline Scoop's 25 Hottest Races / Tier One Open Seat, Washington Post's Races to Watch List, National Republican Congressional Committee: Leans Republican, identified by the Wall Street Journal as one of the decisive dozen, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Democrat, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat, Ken Rubin: Democrat,
Ex-Orange County Chair Linda Chapin (D) 49.2% attorney Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller (R) 50.8% '98 write in candidate Clay O. Hill (WI), '98 Reform party nominee Charles L. "Charlie" Klein (Rfm, WI),
9th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Michael Bilirakis (R) 81.9% retired journalist Jon Scott Duffey (Rfm) 18.1%, Marie Ospina (WI),
10th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 15th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Hotline Scoop's Tier Four Veteran,
No Democrat C.W. "Bill" Young (R) 75.7% Josette Green (NL) 13.9%, Randy Heine (Ind) 10.5%, James A. Sauer (WI),
11th Congressional District, 65.4% in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Jim Davis (D) 84.6% No Republican insruance agent Charlie Westlake (L) 15.4%, Kay M. Sauer (WI),
12th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, Charles T. Canady (R) retiring after 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 63% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:2 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, one of Hotline Scoop's 25 Hottest Races / Tier One Open Seat, Peter Orvetti's Predicton: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Democrat,
car dealer Mike Stedem (D) 43.0% St. Rep. Adam Hughes Putnam (R) 57.0% insurance salesman Don Kennedy (WI), Rubye Harrison (WI),
13th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
Salvation Army human services manager Daniel E. Dunn (D) 36.1% Dan Miller (R) 63.9% Gary Harrison (WI), pest control salesman / conspiracy theorist Frank R. Vecchio (WI),
14th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Porter Johnston Goss (R) 85.2% meditation teacher Sam Farling (NL) 14.8%, Sandy Saylor (WI),
15th Congressional District, 63.1% in '98, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
St. Sen. Patsy Gephardt Kurth (D) 39.2% David J. Weldon (R) 58.8% businessman / reform party activist Gerry Newby (Ind) 1.9%, Edward S. Winsor (WI),
16th Congressional District, unopposed in '98,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 77% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Likely Republican,
businesswomean Jean Elliot Brown (D) 37.1% Mark Adam Foley (R) 60.3% banker John McGuire (Rfm) 2.6%, Reform party member Bob Bitowft (WI),
17th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Carrie P. Meek (D) No Republican Bill Barchers (WI),
18th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 6th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (R) Sheila K. Mullins (WI)
19th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 6:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Robert Wexler (D) 71.6% construction company executive / accountant Morris Kent Thompson (R) 27.4%
20th Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Peter Deutsch (D) No Republican Ed Kopanski (WI)
21st Congressional District 74.8% in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 100% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 5:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R) attorney George Maurer (WI)
22nd Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 10th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 50% Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 4:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Leans Republican, identified by Washington Post as one of the Hottest Races, one of Hotline Scoop's 25 Hottest Races / Tier One Veteran, Sierra Club Target, Peter Orvetti's Prediction: Republican, Ron Gunzburger: Republican,
St. Rep. Elaine Bloom (D) 49.9% E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R) 50.1% bondsman Orin Opperman (WI)
23rd Congressional District, unopposed in '98, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Prediction: 90% Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Campaign & Election's Odds: 7:1 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's ranking: Safe Democrat,
Alcee L. Hastings (D) 76.3% Bill Lambert (R) 23.7% Frances L. Faulk (WI), Charles Laurie (WI),

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Congressional Quarterly,
The Cook Political Report,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Ron Gunzburger,
The National Journal's and The Hotline's Hotline Scoop.com,
Peter J. M. Orvetti
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Roll Call,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Ken Rubin,
Sierra Club,
Washington Post,
Wall Street Journal,

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

3. Key to Party Identification.
(AR) = American Reform Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(S) = Socialist Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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