With election day a month away, a “Red Tide” could roll through Florida, but it’s not the kind of “Red Wave” Republican voters were hoping for.
Red Tide is spreading all along Florida’s two coastlines.
Authorities along the Treasure and Gulf Coasts have shut down many beaches due to the discover of the red-colored algae bloom.
The bloom has been detected as far south as Palm Beach, Miami-Dade County and Broward counties, where dead fish are starting to wash up on the beaches. Several beaches in Miami-Dade have been closed, and Broward is closely monitoring nutrient levels along its beaches.
Democrats and environmentalist are pouncing Republicans on this news, hoping to score votes by blaming the GOP for the spread of the algae.
If the red algae continues to spread, will it hurt Republicans?
Republicans could lose control of the House this November, and some of those lost seats could very well come from S. Florida.
The congressional seats held by Reps. Mast, Curbelo, Diaz-Balart, and the open seat left by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen’s retirement, are all up for grabs.