Florida will once again turn out to be pivotal for who wins the White House, and President Bush¹s success could hinge on the campaign to replace retiring Democrat Bob Graham.
Graham's retirement gives the GOP a chance to increase its razor-thin majority in the U.S. Senate and secure for Bush Florida's 27 electoral votes. But first, Florida voters need to pick a Republican candidate in their Aug. 31 primary who can win in November.
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The best candidate is shaping up to be Mel Martinez, President Bush's former housing secretary.