Carlos Gimenez defeats Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in Florida's 26th District

Republican Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez defeated Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in Florida’s 26th Congressional District on Tuesday night, a major victory for the GOP in Florida’s most competitive U.S. House race.Gimenez, who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, will head to Washington after winning his first partisan race in a political career that dates back to 2004. Gimenez’s victory shows that Republicans still have a strong base of voters in Miami’s western and southern suburbs.“When I first ran for mayor, they didn’t think I was going to win that, too,” Gimenez said Tuesday…

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