It’s election day in congressional District 19by George Bennett | April 13th, 2010
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The district has more than twice as many Democrats as Republicans and voted 65 percent for Barack Obama in 2008. That makes Ted Deutch, a state Senator from Boca Raton, the heavy favorite. But Republican Ed Lynch hopes to ride voter dislike for the new Democratic health care law to an upset victory. And independent candidate Jim McCormick hopes enough voters are fed up with two-party politics to propel him into office.
The winner serves the last 8-1/2 months of Wexler’s term and will be up for reelection to a full two-year term in the fall.
For a recent summary of where the candidates stand on key issues, click here.