Multiple Republican candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night upset the Democrat incumbents that they were running against.
Among the wins was Republican Carlos Gimenez, the former mayor of Miami-Dade County, who beat Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
WSVN 7 News reported:
Gimenez beat Mucarsel-Powell 52% to 48% of votes, with 93% of the precincts reporting. In a speech to his supporters, the mayor said that he wants to work as a bipartisan congressman, unlike his opponent, he said, who’s only working solely for her party. …
Gimenez said that working as a mayor during the pandemic was perhaps the biggest challenge he ever faced. He was elected mayor in 2011 and his term limit ended with him claiming Florida’s 26th Congressional district seat.
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