A Centrist and a Liberal Test Florida, and Democrats Everywhere Watch Closely

The senior senator came out first, all drawl and political muscle memory — the man with the golden-est hair in the room and an entrance song, “Eye of the Tiger,” from 1982.

“Wow,” Senator Bill Nelson managed, greeting a few thousand Democrats packed between the barricades of an indoor event space on Friday to see Barack Obama — and the young man, running for governor of Florida, whom everyone keeps comparing to Barack Obama.

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