Among Republican Charlie Crist’s list of possible running mates is Jacksonville Representative and Navy Vet, Jennifer Carroll.
Democrat Jim Davis has reportedly talked to former South Florida Senator Daryl Jones.
Outgoing House Minority Leader Chris Smith is also said to be on the short list.
Tallahassee Representative Curtis Richardson says having a person of color on the ticket is long overdue and will better represent Florida’s diverse population. "I think the other thing that it will do is excite a base of the electorate and bring them to the polls in November,” he said. “Obviously, there was very little interest in this primary election, especially among minorities, and I think to put a minority on the ticket would energize that base and bring them to the polls in November."
The candidates have until Thursday to choose a running mate.