GOP Flips 2 House Seats as Dems' South Florida Woes Continue


The Democratic Party’s losses don’t stop with 2020’s presidential race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

In addition to Biden losing the state, the Democratic Party has also lost two key house seats.

The GOP has managed to flip Florida’s 26th and 27th congressional districts, both of which are in the Miami area.

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Both of these key races, along with Trump’s win make for a pretty outstanding Florida performance by Republicans on election night.

Republican Carlos Gimenez won the election in Florida’s 26th Congressional District, beating out incumbent Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

Additionally, Republican Maria Elvira Salazar won the state’s 27th district, beating yet another incumbent Representative Donna Shalala.

“Dem wipeout in Miami-Dade #Florida. Two Dem House incumbents lost. Multiple state legislative seats go from Blue to Red. Trump cut the Democrat margin of victory by over half from 2016,” Senator Marco Rubio wrote on Twitter.

Earlier in the night, President Trump locked down the state of Florida, a key battleground state that many considered to be an absolute necessity for the Republican on his path to win reelection.

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With 94 percent of the vote in, Donald J. Trump has a lead of 51.2 percent to Biden’s 47.7 percent according to The New York Times.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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