It's 2014 governor's election campaign time in Florida, at least at low-key levels.
For nearly two months now the Republican Party of Florida has been running a low-volume but very strident campaign called "This Day in Crist-ORY," peppering the still-unannounced frontrunner for the Democrats, former Republican and former governor Charlie Crist. The campaign has mostly been run by press release and blog, reminding everyone that Crist, considering a gubernatorial run as a Democrat, has a past Democrats should not like.
Today the Democrats are going to announce their counter-offensive, an anti-Gov. Rick Scott campaign.
Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant and Executive Director Scott Arceneaux will hold a press conference late this morning to outline a digital campaign to go after the incumbent Republican governor.
The election is in November 2014, though both parties might have primaries in August 2014.
For now, the only serious announced candidates are Scott and Democratic former state senator Nan Rich, though some small-name Republicans and Democrats have filed. Ultimately, the anticipation is the fall of 2014 could be between Scott and his predecessor, Crist.