Leon Votes

Florida's primary is August 26th.
Nick Evans

Several local races have been decided in Tuesday night’s primary including one big upset.  While most incumbents won reelection, the future of Tallahassee and Leon County politics is already being talked about as political watchers look ahead to 2016.

There’s still a general election in November with more city and county races to be decided, but that’s not stopping local political expert John Reid from identifying certain people to watch during the 2016 election cycle, especially in House District Eight.

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The 2014 primary season for local candidates has been one of the most contentious in years say local political watchers. But at least one thinks the area is finally catching up with races in other parts of the state.

This primary season has seen some swearing, lots of screaming, candidates accusing each other of political sabotage and in at least two races—outside money from state parties and lobbying groups. 

Florida's primary is August 26th.
Nick Evans

Update 3:22 p.m.: Heading in to the final hours of the 2014 primary and local candidates make their last pitches to Leon voters.

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Update 3:25 p.m.: Via the Tampa Bay Times