August 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm
The results are in and the primary winners have been declared. For full analysis check back in with us on Wednesday.
- With all precincts reporting, veterinarian Ted Yoho was outpolling Rep. Cliff Stearns 34-33 percent and clinging to a 829-vote lead. The AP had not yet called the race at 11:15 pm. Stearns is refusing to concede, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
- With 94 percent of precincts reporting in the Dem primary for FL-26, two time congressional candidate Joe Garcia was leading Gloria Romero Roses, 53-31 percent. AP called the race for Garcia at 9:55 pm.
- Former Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson got the challenger he wanted: With 99 percent of precincts reporting, attorney Todd Long had 47 percent of the vote to Osceola County commission chair John Quinones’ 28 percent. Grayson recently asserted himself into the primary by launching an ad blitz against Quinones, who would have been the strongest challenge for Dems.
- With 78 percent of precincts reporting, the AP called the FL-06 GOP race for attorney Ron DeSantis at 9:50 pm. DeSantis had 40 percent of the vote, while state legislator Fred Costello nabbed 22 percent. The remaining three Republican candidates took between 10 and 15 percent of the vote.
- In the FL-02 Dem contest to take on Republican Rep. Steve Southerland, national Democrats’ favored candidate, state Rep. Leonard Bembry, was pummeled by former state Sen. Al Lawson. With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Lawson had 55 percent of the vote to Bembry’s 26 percent.
- In the crowded FL-19 primary, former radio personality Trey Radel was the surprise winner– beating out five other GOPers. According to the state’s election website, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Radel led his nearest challenger, Chauncey Goss, 30- 22 percent. Radel was declared the winner at 8:15 pm.
- In FL-24, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson easily beat challenger Rudy Moise. Wilson had 66 percent of the vote compared to 34 percent for Moise, according to the Florida Division of Elections.
- Longtime Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida turned back a challenge from tea party freshman Rep. Sandy Adams in their GOP primary on Tuesday. With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Mica led Adams 61-39 percent.
- Rep. Connie Mack handily beat GOP challengers, former Dave Weldon and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister. Mack captured 59 percent, while Weldon nabbed 20 percent and McCalister received 14 percent.
- With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Allen West had 74 percent of the vote to Martin County Sheriff Bob Crowder’s 26 percent.
- Former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel sailed to victory FL-22 Democratic primary against Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, capturing 61 percent.
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