Well it's certainly off to an incendiary start, after the primary elections were held on Tuesday. On the Dem side progressive Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum won, and on the GOP side, it's pro-Trump congress critter Ron DeSantis. http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-florida-governors-race-20180829-story.html "Monkey this up?" Whatever else the GOP dude is, he's not subtle when he whistles. The Florida governor's race will be a big money drain for both sides, even though the Dems are hot to pour dollars into key House contests, and the GOP hopes to widen a Senate margin. Even though there are probably only a dozen Senate seats likely to flip, the GOP hopes to force the Dems to defend each and every one of the 23 seats they have up for re-election in 2018, plus two independents who caucus with them. The GOP only has to defend 8 seats. Advantage money-wise in Florida: you decide. The governorship of Florida has been in Republican hands for 20 years. Flipping it, and to a first African American Florida governorship at that, would be quite a plum for the Democrats. Losing a chance at flipping the House might not be worth an all-in bet on a black progressive mayor beating a pro-Trump Congressman in that state in 2018. However, the Dems' turnout in the primary was stunning (1.4 million) and beat all previous records in Florida for that primary. A lot will depend on whether the Republicans show up at polls in November. Looks like DeSantis means to make it about Trump and to whistle in all the porch dogs he can locate.