But the two front-runners are driving hard toward the finish line.
Rubio, seeking a second term, has four appearances planned today in Lee County’s Cape Coral, Lynn Haven in Bay County, Pensacola and Miami. They’re designed to rally supporters and get-out-the-vote in what is certain to prove a low-turnout primary.
Murphy, the Jupiter congressman who has drawn support from the White House and much of the Democratic establishment, has appearances planned in Tampa with incoming state House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz and later, in Orlando, with that city’s mayor, Buddy Dyer.
Murphy’s leading rival is U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, in a field of five Democrats on Tuesday’s ballot. Rubio faces three rivals Tuesday, with the closest competitor Manatee County developer Carlos Beruff, who has spent about $8 million of his own money but remains far back in most polls.