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Florida 8th District

Candidates

Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson (D)

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Ric Keller*

Ric Keller* (R)*

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Florida Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans GOP

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
House Races:
FL-8 | FL-16 | FL-21 | FL-24 | FL-25

Key 2006 State Races:
Gov | FL-13 | FL-16 | FL-22

2004 President:
Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)
2004 Senate: Castor (D) vs. Martinez (R)

Race Summary

Rep. Ric Keller (R) was surprised by how close his 2006 election was. He was forced to spend more than 5 times as much on the race as he had in 2004. He has another tough race this year, facing Alan Grayson (D), who is highly-educated and both a lawyer and successful businessman. A large cash advantage at the last reporting date in early August gives Keller an edge heading into the final stretch.

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Keller (R) 53, Stuart (D) 46
2004: Keller (R) 61, Murray (D) 39
2002: Keller (R) 65, Diaz (D) 35

President
2004: Bush (R) 55, Kerry (D) 45
2000: Bush (R) 54, Gore (D) 46