The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
The turnout in such votes typically resembles the turnout in off-year school-board elections.
But in general, the off-year electorate is far more Republican-leaning than the presidential electorate.
Florida has a way of bucking national trends in off-year elections, zigging left when the rest of the country zags right.
Canter acknowledges that the Democrats talk about “field” in every off-year election.
But, in an off-year special election those patterns might not hold.
That strategy clashes with a Republican base that is particularly Jacksonian in off-year elections, like the 2010 Tea Party wave.
At the present time the Red Astrachans are ripe and the two off-year branches are fairly well loaded with magnificent apples.
By the latter system the ploughing is done in the off-year, and the land left a naked fallow.
Every President in the off-year election urges the election of a Congress of his own party.