Leonard Bembry

Sascha Cordner

Former Senator Al Lawson will now be facing off against Republican incumbent U-S Congressman Steve Southerland. Lawson swept the Florida primary election with an overwhelming majority, making him the Democratic nominee in the U-S Representative District 2 Race.

Out of four candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative in District 2, Lawson got the most votes coming in at about 64-percent. The former state senator says he took the lead because voters just knew what kind of a man he is, especially since Lawson says he ran a clean race.

Update: Mosquito Relief Coming for Flooded Counties

Jul 12, 2012
Flooded road in Wakulla Co.
Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

Swarms of mosquitoes are the latest hardship facing North Florida residents as they clean up after Tropical Storm Debby. Now, a mosquito spraying task force has been activated to provide relief requested by several counties.

In parts of North Florida, huge numbers of mosquitos are drawn to standing flood water. Keith Blackmar, with the Wakulla Co. Sheriff’s Office, says they’re a major nuisance to people already contending with flooded homes and cars.