Would Florida’s Democratic candidates for governor sign a Nikolas Cruz death warrant?
Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz looks toward the prosecution table during a hearing at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on April 5, 2019. - Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS

MIAMI — During its 2016 national convention in Orlando, the Democratic Party added abolishing the death penalty to its official party platform. But five years later, Democratic candidates vying to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis are breaking with that stance. As the gunman in Florida’s deadliest school shooting faces a possible death sentence, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and Miami Sen. Annette Taddeo all say they would support the death penalty in the most egregious of cases — and none supported the idea of abolishing death row. In Florida, which has one of the na...