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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:50 PM

Dems flip seat in Florida state special election

Source: The Hill

Democrats won a special state House election in Florida Tuesday night, picking up a seat previously held by an incumbent in a district President Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.

Margaret Good, the Democratic candidate, won the District 72 special election with 52.17 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Florida Department of State. Her Republican opponent, James Vernon Buchanan, won 44.8 percent of the vote.

Trump won the district 51-46 over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

The seat became empty following the resignation of former state Rep. Alexandra Miller (R).

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/373735-dems-flip-seat-in-florida-state-special-election



This is breaking news, will update as I have a chance.

Results can be seen here:
http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/ElectionResults/default?Election=02/13/2018

James Vernon Buchanan REP 19,796 44.8%
Margaret Good DEM 23,054 52.17%
Alison Foxall LPF 1,338 3.03%

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Reply Dems flip seat in Florida state special election (Original post)
Julian Englis Feb 13 OP
SarasotaDem Feb 13 #1
Leghorn21 Feb 13 #7
femmedem Feb 13 #9
GWC58 Feb 13 #11
ornotna Feb 13 #12
SarasotaDem Feb 13 #13
mcar Feb 13 #17
OriginalGeek Feb 14 #32
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 13 #2
Honeycombe8 Feb 13 #3
George II Feb 13 #4
Freedomofspeech Feb 13 #5
bucolic_frolic Feb 13 #6
DarthDem Feb 13 #16
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 14 #25
MaryMagdaline Feb 13 #8
Croney Feb 13 #10
DinahMoeHum Feb 13 #14
Hortensis Feb 13 #15
Ghost of Tom Joad Feb 13 #18
BigmanPigman Feb 13 #19
Scurrilous Feb 13 #20
Zorro Feb 13 #21
alp227 Feb 13 #22
lamp_shade Feb 14 #24
riversedge Feb 14 #23
vercetti2021 Feb 14 #26
not fooled Feb 14 #34
vercetti2021 Feb 14 #35
not fooled Feb 14 #36
FloridaBlues Feb 14 #27
Dorian Gray Feb 14 #28
lkinwi Feb 14 #29
Initech Feb 14 #30
Maraya1969 Feb 14 #31
Sophia4 Feb 14 #33

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:53 PM

1. Voted for her

Today ☺

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Response to SarasotaDem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:03 PM

7. I bet that felt gooood, Dem!! Thank you!!! nt

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Response to SarasotaDem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:06 PM

9. Thank you!

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Response to SarasotaDem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:09 PM

11. Yesssss!!! Fantastic news!! 😋

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Response to SarasotaDem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:11 PM

12. I would have

But not my district. Bravo for getting out and voting.

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Response to SarasotaDem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:11 PM

13. Special thanks

To whoever gave me a heart 😆

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Response to SarasotaDem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:51 PM

17. Citrus County Dem here



Congratulations!

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Response to SarasotaDem (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:17 PM

32. Good lookin out

My aunt and uncle live in Venice so I don't know if that's still the same district but if so they would have voted for her too. I love the Sarasota area although it's been 51 years since I lived there lol.

I'm not above driving down there from Orlando just get a butterscotch pie from Yoder's.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:53 PM

2. K & R!!! Fantastic!!!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:54 PM

3. Great news!

I guess the Dems win more, when Russia doesn't hack an election.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:57 PM

4. The writing is on the wall - trump may be destroying the country, but he's destroying....

....the republican party at the same time.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:59 PM

5. Great news...

The republican party is imploding.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:02 PM

6. As for pilots in WWII

we need a graphic of an aluminum fuselage so we can post our 'kills' in big rows

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:22 PM

16. LOL


Love this idea.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:21 AM

25. I hope we need a bigger plane

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:06 PM

8. Yay!!!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:07 PM

10. Need more of the same please!!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:17 PM

14. Sister District Project lent a hand for Good's campaign.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:18 PM

15. Fantastic A very strong victory and flip.

Good for Margaret Good!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:51 PM

18. Now if we can get rid of his dad Vern

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:48 PM

19. Yeah!!!


We are on a roll but let's not get overly confident! We have allot of the same old, same old obstacles. We must all volunteer and donate in small sums until the midterms, and beyond. RESIST!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:03 PM

20. K&R

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:25 PM

21. Even Sarasota voters are getting sick of Republicans

That's really something.

Twice in recent years the Republican Party of Sarasota County selected Trump as "Statesman of the Year", so you know there are a lot of batshit crazies and complete assholes there.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:48 AM

24. Thank you. I was confused. Vern Sr. is my rep... ugh.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:46 AM

23. Florida Democrat flips Trump district blue in stunning win







Florida Democrat flips Trump district blue in stunning win


https://shareblue.com/florida-democrat-flips-trump-district-blue-in-stunning-win/
By Matthew Chapman | February 13, 2018

In the second special election win of the week, Margaret Good claimed victory in Florida's 72nd State House District.
Newly elected Florida Democratic State House Rep. Margaret Good (center)
Margaret Good via Facebook

In Minnesota on Monday night, voters handed Democrats an important win by retaining a key state senate district and throwing the GOP majority into jeopardy.

And on Tuesday night, voters kept the wins coming, this time in Florida where Democratic attorney Margaret Good bested GOP realtor James Buchanan to take Florida’s 72nd State House District.

The district, which includes most of the city of Sarasota, backed Trump in 2016, but swung 6 points toward Democrats in the special election.

Despite the district leaning red, Good campaigned on a number of liberal causes, including environmental protection, preventing school privatization, and maintaining Obamacare protections. And the voters rewarded her for it.

Republicans had a lot riding on this seat, and it is a danger sign for the party’s prospects in other races next fall, including holding onto the governorship and challenging Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.......................................


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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:37 AM

26. Yay!

Good for her!

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:31 PM

34. Hahaha

Ol' hard-right Chuck probably would have cut off his hand rather than let it be used to celebrate a Dem victory.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #34)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:43 PM

35. Oh

I didn't even know he was a conservative :O

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:59 PM

36. Let's hope he sees his clip

put to such good use.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:00 AM

27. Wonderful news.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:25 AM

28. With every

flipped seat, I feel more and more like our populace is moving in the right direction.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:39 AM

29. 36 flipped and going strong!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:23 AM

30. Hey conservatives!

While you're trying to figure out ways to "trigger", we're doing that thing called "voting" and "winning elections", and I got to say it feels a hell of a lot better than getting triggered!

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:25 AM

31. A few days ago people here talked about a special election with 1 Dem and 1

Rethug. I can't remember what state is was. Anyone know?

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:55 PM

33. Wonderful!

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