Title-9, Chapter 100.061 of the Florida Constitution states: In each year in which a general election is held, a primary election for nomination of candidates of political parties shall be held on the Tuesday 10 weeks prior to the general election.
In Tuesday's primary election former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist has easily won the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in November. Crist easily defeated former state Sen. Nan Rich in Tuesday’s primary.