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Executive Branch Effects?

David K. Twigg

in The Politics of Disaster

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780813041889
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043890 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813041889.003.0004
Executive Branch Effects?

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In 1992, Florida's executive branch was headed by the governor and lieutenant governor ticket and by six separately elected cabinet members. Three cabinet members, the governor, and the lieutenant governor were in office when Andrew struck, and all ran for reelection after the storm, in 1994. Incumbents generally did worse in their reelection bids that year but lost less support in South Dade than they did in the rest of Dade County. Population shifts in the aftermath of the hurricane appear to be political party neutral and do not seem to explain the difference in results.

Keywords: Dade County; elections; Florida politics; gubernatorial politics; Hurricane Andrew; incumbency; South Dade

Chapter.  3448 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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