In a month, Florida voters will go to the polls to elect a senator and a new governor.
When they do, the Sunshine State might just have a surprise for national political junkies. Contrary to expectations, both Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis look competitive in what will be a tough year for Republicans. One reason for that is the presence of Puerto Ricans who vote in Florida, coupled with Republican outreach to the Puerto Rican community both in and around Orlando and in the territory itself.
Sounds crazy, right? We’ve recently witnessed President Trump call the Mayor of San Juan “totally incompetent,” and use her tenure as the pretext for an “absolute no” to Puerto Rican statehood. And when all those Puerto Ricans moved to the state after Hurricane Maria, everyone assumed they’d all be voting Democratic.