ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The two candidates in Florida's key race for the Senate are moving toward the middle of the political spectrum following hard-fought primary races.
Former state Education Commissioner Betty Castor did much the same, but moved in the opposite direction to eliminate Rep. Peter Deutsch in the Democratic primary.
But general elections in Florida are usually decided in the mainstream.
"There will be middle-class issues," Castor told the St. Petersburg Times. "His challenge will be that he will have to stand so close to the president that he may not get back to those middle-class issues."
Martinez said his campaign will illustrate the differences between his views and those of Castor.
"We'll be able to draw distinctions and move forward as to who has the greater vision for the state and for the nation, and who is going to be the better senator for the state of Florida," he said.