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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Florida Insider Poll: And the strongest Veep pick from Florida is...

....None of the above. Followed by Marco Rubio.

From Sunday's print Buzz column:

We turned to the veteran political operatives, fundraisers, activists, political scientists and recovering political reporters who participate in our monthly Florida Insider Polls.

Asked whether Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott or "none of the above" would be the best choice for Trump to carry Florida, 53 percent said "none of the above," 31 percent said Rubio, 12 percent Bondi and 4 percent Scott.

Would Hillary Clinton be wise to pick Bill Nelson as her running mate to carry Florida? Fifteen percent said yes, 85 percent no.

"If Hillary Clinton picks Bill Nelson, we can just call it the geriatric wing of the Democratic Party," one Republican quipped about our 73-year-old senator and 68-year-old former secretary of state.

This month's Insiders included:

Mike Hanna, Jim Cherry, Eric Zichella, Ben Pollara, Steve Geller, Ann Herberger, Kristy Campbell, Scott Arceneaux, Peter Antonacci, John Konkus, Gretchen Picotte, Mac Stipanovich, Jason Unger, Rich Heffley, Steve Schale, Kevin Cate, Eric Jotkoff, Barry Edwards, Stacy Ritter, Christina Johnson, Tim Baker, Screven Watson, Erik Kirk, Mike Hightower, Cynthia Henderson, Monica Russo, Marc Reichelderfer, Christian Ulvert, Scott Barnhart, Dan McLaughlin, Cory Tilley, Alex Patton, Jeff Johnson, Richard DeNapoli, Abel Harding, Jamie Wilson, Peter Wallace, Seth McKee, Rodney Barreto, Sarah Rumpf, Tom Scarritt, Darrick D. McGhee, Kathy Mears, Jack Seiler, Susan Glickman, Pablo Diaz, Mike Fasano, Ana Navarro, Mark Ferrulo, Eric Eikenberg, Rich Ramos Gus Corbella, Doug Kaplan, Bob Poe, John Stemberger, Husein Cumber, David Johnson, Aubrey Jewett, Mike Hamby, Cindy Graves, Susan Smith, Brad Coker, Nikki Lowrey, Geoffrey Becker, Alan Clendenin, Ryan Duffy, Jim Rimes, Mary Ann Carter, Darryl Paulson, Bill Lee, Trey Stapleton, Jason Altmire, Richard Gentry, Towson Fraser, Susan MacManus, Fred Karlinsky, Nancy McGowan, John Wehrung, David Rancourt, John Morgan, Matt Bryan, Ron Sachs, Alex Sink, Nelson Diaz, Kevin King, Fred Cunningham, Robert Coker, Bob Graham, Dan Smith, Jon Woodard, Wayne Bertsch, Ron Gunzberger, Al Cardenas, Jeff Kottkamp, Lucy Morgan, Ralph Arza, Susan Goldstein, Bob Sparks, Tom Lewis, Joe-Ann Reid, Brian Crowley, Andrew Weinstein, Dave Aronberg, Paula Dockery, Jackie Lee, Matthew Isbell, Jill Chamberlin, April Schiff, Mark Zubaly, Nels Kingston, David Bishop, Tom Tillison, Bud Shorstein, Richard Swann, Greg Turbeville, Chris Hand, Stephen Shiver, Pete Mitchell, Ron Klein, Alan Stonecipher, Chip Case, Clarence McKee, Jack Furnari, Don Hinkle, Scott Peelen, Amber Stoner, Stephanie Kunkel, Marty Fiorentino, Betty Castor, Justin Day, Stafford Jones, Frank Tsamatoules, Karen Thurman, Paul Mitchell, Joshua Karp, Greg C. Truax, Dean Cannon, Roly Marante, Chip LaMarca,Brian May, Jason Rosenberg, Van Poole.

[Last modified: Monday, May 9, 2016 9:49pm]


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