Incumbent Curbelo, Murphy a big win in Florida congressional primaries

REP Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. a third term in Congress, is aiming for this year.


Republican Carlos Curbelo and Democrat Stephanie Murphy were projected to coast to victory in two of Florida U.S. house primaries on Tuesday night, watched carefully began few in November, the fight for the house of representatives, come into focus.

National Democrats eyes, Curbelo s 26th electoral district as a potential pickup target, in large part because it voted heavily for Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential elections. But with almost all districts reporting, around 2,500 had more people turned out to vote in the GOP primary than in the Democratic primaries.

Curbelo received 84 percent of the vote against primary opponent Souraya Faas, who described Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad as a “hero” and claimed chemical attack in Syria is a civil war “, staged by [the humanitarian group] the White helmets.”

In November Curbelo face Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a former associate dean at Florida International University Medical School and a democratic candidate for the Senate. They defeated Navy veteran Demetries Grimes in the Democratic primary.

Murphy, the crashes GOP incumbent John Mica and 2016, easily a key challenge in the 7 defeats. District of Chardo Richardson, was supported by the New York democratic socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You will be the face of Florida state Rep. Mike Miller in the November General election.

In 5. District, incumbent Democrat Rep. Al Lawson defeated former Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown, slammed Lawson as a “trump’ s favorite Democrat” after he was seen to applaud, while President of the Trump State of the Union address earlier this year.

Lawson will hold a heavy favorite to his seat against Republican Virginia Fuller, who is not facing a primary opponent.

In the 18th district, Republican Brian Mast, 78 percent of the votes, more than enough received, from two Republican challengers — Mark Freeman and Dave Cummings, each of which received around 11 percent of the vote.

In April, Freeman of the Sun Sentinel newspaper said that he was motivated to prohibit the challenge of the Mast according to the Congressman supported stricter gun laws, including “assault weapons” in the Wake of the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. He vowed to defend “the Second Amendment” and a “steadfast partner” President Trump. For his part, Cummings called Mast support for an assault weapons ban “bad policy.”

Mast defended his seat against Democrat Lauren Baer, a lawyer, served in the Obama administration as a senior adviser to Clinton and John Kerry during their terms of office as foreign Minister.

Other Republicans, defeated two challengers Rep. Matt Gaetz, a trump card, the most staunch defenders. Gaetz received 62 percent of the vote, compared to 33 percent for his main Challenger, small business owner Cris Dosev.

Other incumbents who won contested include primaries of the Republicans, Ted Yoho (3. District), Democrat Darren Soto (9. District), Val Demings (10th District), Alcee Hastings (20th District), Ted Deutch (22. District), and Frederica Wilson (24. District). All six of them will hold the expected to to their seats in November; Hastings and Wilson, which did not even have a Republican opponent.

In the 6. District, Republican Michael Waltz won his party’s primary Rep. Ron DeSantis, who resigned his seat to run for Governor. He will face Democrat Nancy Soderberg, a former National Security Council official during the Clinton administration.

In district 13, a disaster-management consultant George Buck, Brad defeated Sostak for the right of Ex-Governor and Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, the not have a primary opponent. District 13 just as it went for Clinton in 2016, and is probably the best chance the Republicans have to flip a seat in the Sunshine State.

This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

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