Democrats Hope to Close the Gap in Legislature

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Although Republicans have been widening their majority in the Florida Legislature for better than a decade, Democrats are hopeful of cutting into that margin a bit on Election Day.
One intriguing race involves former state Sen. Nancy Argenziano's attempt at a political comeback in central Florida. Argenziano wants to become the first independent to win a legislative seat since Lori Wilson of Cocoa Beach did it 40 years ago.
Another contest features Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff and Democrat Maria Sachs, in a South Florida race between incumbents.
The GOP enjoys veto proof majorities in both chambers with a 28-12 advantage in the Senate and an 81-39 cushion in the House.
The Democrats need a gain of six seats in the House and two in the Senate to prevent a veto-proof Legislature.


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