PressTV-Dems win swing district, GOP wrestler wins TN primary

Democrats win a major political victory in Florida’s state House special election, claiming another swing district in the nation’s largest swing state.

Javier Fernandez won Florida’s 114th District House seat by roughly 4 points  — 51 to 47 percent —  over his Republican opponent, Andrew Vargas.  Independent candidate Liz de las Cuevas earned about 2.5 percent of the votes.

“Tonight’s special election victory is the latest in a string of special election victories for Florida Democrats, which shows us that after nearly 20 years of failed Republican leadership, people are ready for a change,” state party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said in a statement.

The special election was for a six-month term following the resignation of former Democrat state Representative Daisy Baez last year due to a residency scandal where she had lied about her address on her voter registration form. Voters will cast ballots again in…

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