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It’s election day in congressional District 19

by George Bennett | April 13th, 2010

Voters in congressional District 19 today will choose a replacement for U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, the Democrat who stepped down in January to head a Middle East think tank.

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.

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3 Responses to “It’s election day in congressional District 19”

  1. smc Says:

    McCormick is the Rahm/Soros/SEIU attempt to spoil this election. I guarantee they have more of these tactics in store as we move further into 2010. I hope people aren’t fooled by this strategy. I wonder how much they paid him.

  2. sfp Says:

    I just came from voting. I was #83 and 1297 people were registered to vote. I took my children with me to show them how important it is to vote. I explained that less then 10% of the people voted and I asked them how many people were in their school class. My son said 24 kids, I asked him how you would feel if 2 kids showed up for school. His answer was I would be sad.
    Enough said.

  3. emo Says:

    Looks like the Dem candidate is going to win by nearly as big a margin as in 2008. That doesnt bode well for the GOP this fall. I expected Lynch to loose but to do better than his 27% in Nov 2008. Looks like he’ll get at most 33%. Not a big improvement.

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