Deutch wins congressional seat
Mazel Tov was the resounding statement from many of Ted Deutch’s supporters this morning as word of his election to U.S. Congress made the rounds.
On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls to elect a replacement for Robert Wexler, who resigned as District 19 representative in Washington D.C. effective January 4, 2010, to run the Center for Middle East Peace. Deutch took most of the votes in both Broward and Palm Beach County. The Democrat ran against Republican Edward Lynch and Independent Jim McCormick.
In Broward, only 10 percent of voters came out to the polls to choose between Ted the three. In Broward, Deutch took 53.82 percent while Lynch had 42.78 percent. McCormick had 3.36 percent, with the remainder for write-ins from 13,643 voters. Broward has a total of 153,034 voters registered to vote in this district. Click here for more on results from Broward Supervisor of Elections.
Palm Beach had a slightly higher turnout, with 15.5 percent of 358,450 voters voting (Click here to get Palm Beach voter statistics). Here, results were Deutch, 64.15 percent, Lynch 33.19 percent and McCormick 2.58 percent, with remaining write-ins.
However, Deutch will have to run again in November 2010 if he wants to retain the seat. He is currently only completing Wexler’s unfinished term. An election will also take place to replace Deutch in the Florida Senate.
- Deutch wins primary in landslide; Lynch declares victory, but facing possible recount
- Congressional candidate Lynch disputes Deutch endorsement
- Early voting starts today in special election for Wexler’s seat
- Election dates to replace Wexler set
- Early voting starts today in primary to replace Wexler in Congress
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