State Capital Briefs: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (LATE ELECTION EDITION): WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
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RUBIO DOMINATES THROUGHOUT STATE
When he lost the Republican presidential primary in Florida early this year to Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio won only his home county, Miami-Dade. But as Rubio won re-election Tuesday to the Senate, it was a far-different picture. Rubio defeated Democrat Patrick Murphy in all but nine counties, according to unofficial results posted on the state Division of Elections website. Murphy won in Alachua, Broward, Gadsden, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. In all, Rubio captured about 52.1 percent of the vote, while Murphy won 44.2 percent.

STATE HOUSE MEMBERS MOVE TO SENATE
With Tuesday's election results, the Florida Senate is poised to see an influx of new members who have served in the House. Winners Tuesday included state Rep. Doug Broxson, a Gulf Breeze Republican in Senate District 1; Rep. Keith Perry, a Gainesville Republican in Senate District 8; Rep. Randolph Bracy, an Orlando Democrat in Senate District 11; Rep. Dennis Baxley, an Ocala Republican in Senate District 12; former Rep. Linda Stewart, an Orlando Democrat in Senate District 13; Rep. Victor Torres, an Orlando Democrat in Senate District 15; Rep. Debbie Mayfield, a Vero Beach Republican in Senate District 17; House Majority Leader Dana Young, a Tampa Republican in Senate District 18; Rep. Darryl Rouson, a St. Petersburg Democrat in Senate District 19; Rep. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican in Senate District 23; Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, a Naples Republican in Senate District 28; Rep. Bobby Powell, a West Palm Beach Democrat in Senate District 30; Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez, a Miami Democrat in Senate District 37; Rep. Daphne Campbell, a Miami Democrat in Senate District 38; and Rep. Frank Artiles, a Miami Democrat in Senate District 40.

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION GETS 10 NEW MEMBERS
Running in newly redrawn districts, Florida's congressional delegation will get 10 new members after Tuesday's elections. Those members are Republican Matt Gaetz in Northwest Florida's Congressional District 1; Republican Neal Dunn in North Florida's Congressional District 2; Republican John Rutherford in Northeast Florida's Congressional District 4; Democrat Al Lawson in North Florida's Congressional District 5; Democrat Stephanie Murphy in Central Florida's Congressional District 7; Democrat Darren Soto in Central Florida's Congressional District 9; Democrat Val Demings in Orange County's Congressional District 10; Democrat Charlie Crist in Pinellas County's Congressional District 13; Republican Brian Mast in the Treasure Coast's Congressional District 18; and Republican Francis Rooney in Southwest Florida's Congressional District 19.


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11/9/2016

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