Aug. 28 primary results: Arizona and Florida

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To watch the key races, such as Florida, Arizona voters head to polls

Former pollster for the trump campaign, Jim McLaughlin examines Tuesday’s primary race.

With the crucial midterm elections only a few months away, were all eyes on the sunbelt Tuesday as voters take to the polls in Arizona and Florida.


Gubernatorial primary results:

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey defeated former Secretary of state Ken Bennett, earning 69.9 percent of the vote, compared to Bennett’s 30.1 per cent on Tuesday at the elementary school.

Education professor and military veteran David Garcia defeated nominated a fellow Democratic Challenger state sen. Steve Farley and former CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona, Kelly fryer, to secure his party.

Both Ducey and Garcia announced that they will suspend campaign meetings, to pay later in the week, respect Arizona sen. John McCain, who is on the Saturday after almost a year battle with a brain tumor.

GOP Primary – Doug Ducey votes: 342,868 votes percentage: 70.5%

The Primary – David Garcia Votes: 185,449 Votes Percentage: 49.2%

The U.S. Senate primary results:

Rep. Martha McSally defeated former state Senator, Kelli Ward, and the former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to advance to the November elections, as the Republican candidate.

McSally face Democratic Challenger Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, to decide who vacated the position in the space by the retirement of Sen. Jeff Flake, in what is expected to be a tough election for the GOP.

Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican primary on Tuesday for the U.S. Senate from Arizona.


Gov. Ducey said he would nominate a replacement for McCain, after the late Senator’s funeral on Thursday.

GOP Primary – Martha McSally votes: 256,115 votes percentage: 52.7%

The Primary – Kyrsten Sinema Votes: 306,593 Votes Percentage: 80.6 %

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There are two open seats to win in Arizona, the Democrats will try to win, as you try to regain control of the house in November.

Republican Lea Marquez Peterson, CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, earned her party’s nomination, and former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick against a handful of candidates in contested primaries.

The two candidates vying for a seat in Arizona, 2. The district, which was free by McSally, who earns a GOP offer to the Senate on Tuesday.

The former Navy chief medical officer Stephen Ferrara won the Republican nomination in the state’s 9th Congressional District, and will face Greg Stanton, who was unchallenged. The seat was vacated by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who won the Democratic Senate primary.

Arizona had a handful of other congressional races, as well as:

District 1: The Primary – Tom O’Halleran Votes: 48,672 Vote Percentage: 100%

GOP Primary – Wendy Rogers votes: 23,089 vote percentage: 43.36%

District 2: The Primary Ann Kirkpatrick Votes: 28,046 Votes Percentage: 41.4%

GOP Primary – Lea Marquez Peterson votes: 20,153 votes percentage: 33.6 %

District 3: The Primary Raúl Grijalva Votes: 15,781 Vote Percentage: 100%

GOP Primary – Nicolas “Nick” Person votes: 10,409 votes percentage: 51.1%

District 4: The Primary – David Brill Votes: 15,467 Votes Percentage: 52.9%

GOP Primary – Paul Gosar votes: 74,670 vote percentage: 100%

GRN Primary Gregor Knauer votes: 277 votes percentage: 100%

District 5: The Primary – Joan Greene Votes: 19,763 Votes Percentage: 60.4%

GOP Primary – Andy Biggs votes: 54,788 vote percentage: 100%

District 6: The Primary – Anita Malik Votes: 15,131 Votes Percentage: 40.5%

Heather Ross Votes: 14,848 Votes Percentage: 39.7%

GOP Primary – David Schweikert votes: 57,910 vote percentage: 100%

District 7: The Primary – Ruben Gallego Votes: 20,742 Vote Share Of 74.6%

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District 8: The Primary – Hiral Tipirneni Votes: 39,680 Vote Percentage: 100%

GOP Primary Debbie Lesko votes: 53,910 votes percentage: 77.1%

District 9: The Primary – Greg Stanton Votes: 40,173 Vote Percentage: 100%

GOP Primary – Stephen Ferrara votes: 21,022 votes percentage: 59.1%


Gubernatorial primary results:

In a shocking his party excited, Andrew Gillum, a young black mayor of Tallahassee, defeated deserve in a crowded Democratic field, his nomination on Tuesday. Gillum, who received the least of the major candidates and appealed to the far left of the party, the support of Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders.

On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis of the President came from the rear with the help of the “support” agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

DeSantis and Gillum will decide to square off in November, who replaced the current Gov., Rick Scott, has reached, to limit his term of office.

GOP Primary – Ron DeSantis votes: 913,679 votes percentage: 56.5%

Andrew Gillum provided a shocking earn upset in the Florida primary on Tuesday, the democratic nomination for Governor.


The Primary – Andrew Gillum Votes: 517,417 Votes Percentage: 34.3%

The U.S. Senate primary results:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott cruised to victory in the Republican primary, defeating California business man Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, with almost 90 percent of the vote.

Scott to meet with Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in a decisive November election, could decide which party controls the Senate. Nelson was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000.

The Primary Bill Nelson UNDISPUTED

GOP Primary – Rick Scott-votes: 1,452,554 votes percentage: 88.6%

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Florida held more than a dozen congressional primaries on Tuesday, but Democrats are eyeing a seat, in particular, they will overturn GOP control could believe.

The former Clinton administration Cabinet member, and University President Donna Shalala won the primaries and the face of the Spanish-language broadcaster Maria Elvira Salazar will decide, who will she Lehtinen replace the retiring Long-time incumbent, Republican Rep. Ileana Ros -.

Although Ros-Lehtinen won re-election in the year 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had over 20 percentage points of benefit from trump.

In the other race, no incumbents were defeated. Democratic Republic Frederica Wilson was re-elected after winning their primary, because she has no Challenger in the General election.

District 27: The Primary Donna Shalala Votes: 14,153 Votes Share At 31.9%

GOP Primary – Maria Salazar votes: 15,812 votes percentage: 40.5%

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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