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2016 Primary Results

August 30, 2016

With 99.4% of the state’s precincts reporting, we are showing 2.9 million votes or 24% turnout, the highest turnout for a primary since 2004 (26%). Sixty percent of the votes cast in this primary were cast in the EAV period (60% EAV to 40% Election Day).  The final partisan break of the statewide electorate was 49% Republican, 38% Democrat and 12% NMP.  NMP’s increased their raw vote total by 100k from the last primary in 2014 (292k in 2014 to 391k tonight). We will be able to break the electorate down in greater detail in the coming months but for now here are the key takeaways:

  • Amendment 4 passes with 73%
  • Senator Rubio advances to the General with 72% of the vote and will face Patrick Murphy who captured 59% of his primary vote
  • In the Republican Congressional primaries, the winners were: (* denotes incumbent)
      • FL 1: Matt Gaetz
      • FL 2: Neal Dunn
      • FL 4: John Rutherford
      • FL 6: Ron Desantis*
      • FL 7: John Mica*
      • FL 11: Dan Webster*
      • FL 13: David Jolly*
      • FL 16: Vern Buchanan*
      • FL 18: Brian Mast
      • FL 19: Francis Rooney
  • In the Democrat Congressional primaries, the winners were
    • FL 5: Al Lawson defeats Corrine Brown*
    • FL 9: Darren Soto
    • FL 10: Val Demmings
    • FL 18: Randy Perkins
    • FL 23: Debbie Wasserman Schultz*
    • FL 24: Frederica Wilson*
    • FL 26: Joe Garcia
  • The 3 competitive congressional elections this fall in Florida will be:
    • FL 13: David Jolly* v Charlie Crist
    • FL 18: Brian Mast v Randy Perkins
    • FL 26: Carlos Curbelo* v Joe Garcia – the “rematch”
  • In the Florida Senate, Republican winners were:
    • Doug Broxson (SD 1), Dennis Baxley (SD 12), Debbie Mayfield (SD 17), Greg Steube (SD 23), LizBeth Benacquisto* (SD 27), Kathleen Passidomo (SD 28)
  • In the Florida Senate, Democrat winners were:
    • Randolph Bracy (SD 11), Linda Stewart (SD 13), Vic Torres (SD 15), Kevin Rader (SD 29), Bobby Powell (SD 30), Jeff Clemens* (SD 31), Gary Farmer (SD 34), Daphne Campbell (SD 38), Dwight Bullard (SD 40)
    • As of 11:44 pm Daryl Rouson is leading Ed Narain in SD 19 by 61 votes or .16%. According to state law, a machine recount will be ordered of all ballots cast and as long as the results remain under .25%, a hand recount of only the under and over votes will commence.


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