MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — Democrats are confronting an increasingly bleak outlook in Florida ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
The list of concerns is long. The latest voter registration numbers out of Florida show Democrats’ long-held voter registration advantage over Republicans shrinking to less than 24,000, down from about 100,000 at the beginning of the year.
The state Democratic Party is also facing a yawning fundraising gap with the Florida GOP. Some national donors are taking a wait-and-see approach to political giving in the Sunshine State after a disappointing 2020 cycle for Democrats that saw the party’s 2018 gains virtually wiped out.