MIAMI — To win back his old job, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist needed to repeat President Barack Obama's smash success with the state's black and Latino voters.
But that didn't happen and Republican Gov. Rick Scott won re-election.
While it's too soon to fully tally Latino and African-American turnout statewide, in more than a dozen heavily Hispanic Miami-Dade County communities, the turnout rate was even lower this year than in the 2010 midterms — even though Crist's and Scott's running mates were both Latinos. Overall turnout was also down in Democratic-leaning Broward County.