The results from the special election in Florida to fill out Republican Bill Young’s term are in, and Republican David Jolly has defeated Democrat Alex Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby.
225 of 225 Precincts Reporting
David W. Jolly (REP) 48.43% 88,294
Alex Sink (DEM) 46.56% 84,877
Lucas Overby (LPF) 4.83% 8,799
WRITE-IN 0.18% 325
Pundits from both sides were looking to this election as a bellwether for the 204 midterms in November.
Florida’s 3 is a swing district that leans just slightly Republican.
It has been represented by a Republican for 50 years but voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012.
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