Tag Archives: Bud Chiles

FL-Gov: Bud Chiles Drops Out, Darcy Richardson Joins In

Damon Eris at Poli-Tea:

Following a couple weeks of speculation, independent Bud Chiles has officially withdrawn from the Florida gubernatorial race and thrown his support behind his former rival, Democrat Alex Sink. From the beginning, Chiles’ strategy seemed to hinge on his widespread name recognition; his father, Lawton Chiles, was a fixture of Florida politics for almost half a century: from the State House to the State Senate, to the US Senate and finally the governor’s mansion.… Read more ...

FL: Working from 9%, “The Other Guy” Focuses on Economy

Press release from Farid A. Khavari’s independent campaign for governor of Florida:

MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 2nd — A Rasmussen poll of 750 likely Florida voters yesterday shows Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink in a virtual dead heat for governor — with 9% of voters supporting “some other candidate” after independent Democrat Bud Chiles dropped from the race.… Read more ...

Talking Points Memo: Independent Candidate Bud Chiles Expected To Drop Out Of Florida Gubernatorial Race


The Florida gubernatorial race could be getting yet another curveball thrown into it, the St. Petersburg Times reports, with independent candidate Bud Chiles expected to drop out soon.

The article goes on to say

“I’ll say this till the end: I’m not in this race to create a situation where (Republican) Rick Scott becomes governor,” Chiles told reporters last Thursday.

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Florida Newspaper Calls for Four-Way Debates in Gubernatorial Contest

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

The Lakeland Ledger called for three statewide debates this fall between Democrat Alex Sink, Republican Rick Scott and independent candidates Lawton “Bud” Chiles and economist Farid A. Khavari of Miami.

In yesterday’s editorial, the Ledger said that all four candidates should have an opportunity to discuss Florida’s future.… Read more ...

Bud Chiles Drops To 8% (PPP) In FL Gubernatorial Race

PPP released the results today of its latest poll of the Florida gubernatorial race. The poll puts Democrat Alex Sink at 41%, Republican Rick Scott at 34%, and Independent Bud Chiles at 8%.

Tom Jensen comments on Chiles’ support:

When Bud Chiles first got into the race for Florida Governor it seemed like just another piece of bad news for an Alex Sink campaign that didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

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FL Guv: New Polling for Bud Chiles

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the latest polling from Rasmussen:

Rick Scott remains the stronger of the two Republican hopefuls for governor of Florida against Democrat Alex Sink, with independent candidate “Bud” Chiles siphoning votes from both parties.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Scott with 35% of the vote, Sink with 31% and Chiles trailing at 16%.

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Bud Chiles At 14% in Race for FL Governor

Lawton “Bud” Chiles, son of the late Democratic Florida Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles, recently announced he is running in the gubernatorial election as an Independent. After his announcement, many Democratic party operatives feared that his bid would disproportionately draw away the votes of their members. However, recent polling appears to dispel this notion.… Read more ...

Independent And Third Party Candidates Proliferate In Florida

The Sunshine State News ran an article on Monday about the number of Independent and Third Party candidates on the ballot in Florida in 2010.

While Gov. Charlie Crist and gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles are getting most of the attention, Florida is seeing a large number of independents taking on both the Democrats and Republicans in the 2010 elections.

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Son of Former Florida Governor Runs As Indepedent

Lawton “Bud” Chiles is the son of former Florida Governor Lawton Chiles and is also now an independent candidate for Governor of Florida. The Miami Herald reports:

A lifelong Democrat, Chiles is poised to test the theory that 2010 is the Year of the Outsider. Another high-profile candidate, Gov. Charlie Crist, recently left his party to run as an independent in the U.S.

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