Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Democrat Wins Special Election in Florida

State Sen. Ted Deutch (D) easily won the special election in Boca Raton to serve the remainder of Robert Wexler’s term. Wexler resigned last year to take a job with a think tank.

This was the first election for a congressional seat after the passage of the healthcare bill, and Deutch’s opponent, Republican Ed Lynch, campaigned on a slogan of “Take our country back” and other teabaggerisms. Deutch won 62% to 35%.