TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - There are few competitive primary races for seats in the Florida Legislature.
The biggest name facing opposition in Tuesday's primary is Sen. John Thrasher of Jacksonville, the chairman of the state Republican Party. He faces political novice and physician Charles Perniciaro. The winner's Democratic opponent will be former Jacksonville television news anchor Deborah Gianoulis.
Oil is the big issue in a Democratic House race in the Tallahassee area. First-term state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda is being challenged by her former county party chairman, Rick Minor. He got into the race a year ago following a pair of pro-drilling votes by Vasilinda.