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Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Florida State Legislature

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October 30, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Florida's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
40 25 (62.5%) 120 48 (40.0%)

Tallahassee: Florida: There are 160 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Florida, where polling places are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.[1] Florida is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

The Senate, with a current composition of 28 Republicans to 12 Democrats, is not projected to change hands in 2012. Like the Senate, the House has an overwhelming Republican majority (81 of 120 seats) and this chamber will likely remain in Republican control.

Of the 160 incumbents up for election in 2012, 109 (68.13%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 73 of 160 (45.6%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



Florida State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 12 14
     Republican Party 28 26
Total 40 40

Florida House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 38 46
     Republican Party 81 '74
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 120 120


See also