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Live Coverage of Tonight’s Florida Primary

Two of the most negative and expensive primary battles this cycle are coming to an end tonight in Florida, and our sister site, The Florida Independent, will be

Ismaeel Delgado
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Aug 25, 2010

Two of the most negative and expensive primary battles this cycle are coming to an end tonight in Florida, and our sister site, The Florida Independent, will be covering the results live. This page will be updating throughout the night (so bookmark it!) with results and dispatches from our reporters, who will be positioned at candidates’ election night parties across the state. You can also follow the action via Twitter, @FLindependent.

Here are the three top races of national interest, courtesy of TFI:

Rick Scott vs. Bill McCollum

The most heated and controversial campaign in the state so far, the battle between Republican gubernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Bill McCollum pits a multimillionaire former health care executive seeking high office for the first time against a former congressman and Florida’s current attorney general. Recent polls offer conflicting information on who is likely to win.

Kendrick Meek vs. Jeff Greene

Another intense competition, this race for the Democratic Party’s U.S. Senate nomination features Miami’s Rep. Kendrick Meek, who recent poll indicate has built a comfortable lead over billionaire latecomer Jeff Greene. Whoever wins faces an uphill battle in the three-way race for the U.S. Senate, as both poll consistently behind Republican candidate Marco Rubio and independent candidate Gov. Charlie Crist.

U.S. House District 8 Republican primary

The race to square off against firebrand Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, features a bevy of candidates, a host of infighting and disputes between tea party movement activists and the organized, officially recognized Florida Tea Party.

For more races (down to State Senators), check out The Florida Independent’s election guide.

Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.

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