TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrats are looking to big city mayors and their congressional delegation to help pull them out of their slump at the polls.
President Barack Obama and Senator Bill Nelson have been successful in Florida, but Democrats have otherwise been on a major losing streak.
They've lost the last five governor's races and 13 of the last 14 Cabinet races. When Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Graham retired in 2004, Republicans won his seat and have kept it since.
Last year, Democrats essentially conceded the three Cabinet seats and put all their hopes on former Republican Charlie Crist in the unsuccessful effort to beat Gov. Rick Scott.
It's to the point where party leaders are talking about Congresswoman Graham Graham running for governor even though she's only been in office two months.