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Primary Election Night Results

Date: August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26 was primary day in Florida, and pro-small business candidates fared well in several hot races.  NFIB/Florida did not lose a single race that we engaged in - 17 out of 18 of our NFIB small business endorsed candidates prevailed in their primary elections.  The outstanding race is House District 15 in Jacksonville where Jay Fant, the NFIB-endorsed candidate, is leading Paul Renner by three votes heading into a mandatory manual recount.  We won’t know the results of that race for a few days but we will watch it very closely. 

Here is the rundown of how NFIB/SAFE Trust supported candidates fared:

Florida Governor
Rick Scott – Winner

Florida Senate
SD 6 – John Thrasher – Winner
SD 16 – Thad Altman – Winner
SD 20 – Jack Latvala – Winner
SD 30 – Lizbeth Benacquisto – Winner
SD 32 – Joe Negron – Winner

Florida House
HD 3 – Doug Broxson – Winner
HD 5 – Brad Drake – Winner
HD 6 – Jay Trumbull – Winner
HD 15 – Jay Fant –Jay Fant Leads by 3 Votes Going into a Recount
HD 16 – Charles McBurney – Winner
HD 28 – Jason Brodeur – Winner
HD 40 – Colleen Burton – Winner
HD 44 – Eric Eisnaugle – Winner
HD 50 – Tom Goodson – Winner
HD 53 – John Tobia –  Winner
HD 77 – Dane Eagle – Winner
HD 79 – Matt Caldwell – Winner

But the hard work isn’t over yet. NFIB/Florida will be pushing until November 4 to ensure that these pro-business candidates are elected to the legislature to fight for your business. You can help us push these candidates over the finish line in November - contribute to the SAFE Trust PAC today

Together, we can make Florida an even better place to own, operate and grow a small business.




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