Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick trounced Republican Jason Mariner Tuesday night in the special election contest for Florida’s 20th district.
The Details: Cherfilus-McCormick achieved 79 percent of the vote while Mariner took home only 20 percent.
Cherfilus-McCormick had previously won her democratic primary by only 5 percentage points however, meaning it is likely she will soon face a very competitive primary contest for her next term.
Cherfilus-McCormick is a wealthy businesswoman who managed to spend more than 6 million achieving her victory in the race.
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The 20th district, which includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, is notable for its relatively close proximity to former President Trump’s new home base of Mar-A-Lago.