Washington Post: Written by Darryl Fears and Lori Rozsa. October 30, 2018.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Molly E. Bowen was raised Republican by her Republican mom on this sliver of crescent coast. In a GOP stronghold where Republicans outnumber Democrats nearly 2 to 1, she proudly voted for Donald Trump two years ago.
Yet she won’t be voting Republican in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. The environment is among her top concerns, and she is not impressed with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for Senate as his tenure comes to an end after two terms.
“Good riddance,” Bowen said. “I’m going to vote ‘no party affiliation,' and everyone else should, too.”