Steve Schale's five things to watch during Qualifying Week

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This was first in Sunburn, but it’s definitely worth repeating: Steve Schale, Florida’s smartest Democratic political operative shares his five things to watch during Qualifying Week. … 5. Does anyone bail on a Congressional run? … 4. How many of the lucky unopposed will remain that way? … 3. How many swing districts will go unchallenged? … 2. Miami, Miami, Miami.

#1 thing to watch for during Qualifying Week: “Does Jack Latvala run for re-election in the North Pinellas district, which is essentially his old old seat, or does he run for re-election in the South Pinellas district, which is the district he currently represents?”

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