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:
Rick Scott – Winner
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
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.