Before we dive into Donald Trump‘s campaign kickoff, yesterday was Election Day in Florida. Here’s what happened:
“Republican Jason Shoaf wins House District 7 special election” via Florida Politics — Port St. Joe Republican Shoaf has bested Democrat Ryan Terrell of Tallahassee in the race to succeed former state Rep. Halsey Beshears for House District 7. In a Tuesday special election, Shoaf had 70 percent of the vote to Terrell’s 30 percent, as of 7:45 p.m. Eastern time. Beshears, a Monticello Republican, vacated the seat after he was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to become Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
“Randy Maggard takes landslide victory over Democratic challenger in Pasco special election” via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — Republican Maggard will fill the vacant seat in Pasco County’s House District 38 after it sat open for most of this year. Maggard appears to have soared to an easy victory over his Democratic challenger, Kelly Smith with 57 percent of the early vote totals going in his favor in Tuesday’s special election. Even