Florida Roundup: Florida Politics In 2016

Jan 8, 2016

An election year like this year means Florida’s politics will be on the national stage -- from our pivotal role in choosing the next president, to the balance of power in the United States Congress, to policy fights in the state Legislature.

All this political intrigue leads back to Florida voters.

Voters who have helped elect a Democratic president twice in the past eight years. Voters who have sent a Republican supermajority to Tallahassee for almost 20 years. The deep red nature of Florida politics statewide has given way to a more purple hue for our national representatives.

This year could bring changes to the partisan coloring thanks to shifting political districts, a growing population and a more prominent influence Florida has on national politics.

It will be a year of politics and that means Florida voters will be front and center.