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Jack Latvala leads Nina Hayden by 23 points in race for Florida Senate seat

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According to exclusive poll results obtained by this blog, Republican Jack Latvala holds a 23 point lead over Democrat Nina Hayden.  Latvala  leads Hayden 51% – 28% according to this poll taken on March 17 & 18  and has a margin of error of 4.9%.  Keep in mind, this is not my poll, so I cannot verify the polls’ results, but my source for this information is from the same source that provided the spot-on polling data during the St. Petersbug Mayoral Race.  Latvala maintains a solid Favorable/Unfavorable ratio, while Hayden is largely unknown to most voters.

Jack Latvala

Very Favorable/Somewhat Favorable 38%

Very Unfavorable/Somewhat Unfavorable 16%

Nina Hayden

Very Favorable/Somewhat Favorable 24%

Very UnFavorable/Somewhat Favorable 15%

I will be releasing data about Florida House District 48 and 51 tomorrow.

Update: Latvala just announced that his campaign has already wrapped-up his effort to collect enough petitions to qualify for the ballot.

With the help of 24 volunteers we picked up enough signatures Saturday to qualify for the ballot. There are 2,837 voters in Senate District 16 who have signed on the dotted line to help me get on the ballot and now have a vested interest in our campaign. Thanks to all who signed petitions and to the many volunteers who helped us obtain them!

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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