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Democrats Flip Another Seat In Florida Special Election


Democrats Flip Another Seat In Florida Special Election

Democrats flipped yet another seat after winning another special election for a state legislative seat in Florida.

Attorney Margaret Good (D) took the majority of the votes, beating her Republican opponent Sarasota real estate agent James Buchanan.

Good took the seat by getting 52 percent of the votes.

It was a close race that Good won despite Buchanan’s well-known name.

Buchanan’s father, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R), owned some of the largest car dealerships in the area. Buchanan also received outside help from former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, but it wasn’t enough to beat Good.

Good won support from former Vice President Joe Biden, who recorded an automated call her campaign blasted across the district in the race’s final hours.

Steve Schale, a Florida Democratic strategist who ran the state for former President Obama’s campaigns, warned Republicans that Good’s victory is not the last and that Republicans in the Midwest should worry because so many voters in the Sarasota area migrated south along Interstate 75.

“Not only did Democratic women really come out, the fact that so many Republicans and independents voted for Good says to me that there is a good chunk of these swing voters who are just frustrated by the direction of the administration, and sent the only message they could,” Schale said.

The midterms are inching closer and Democrats are looking to take back the House and the Senate.

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