Maria Sachs vs. Ellyn Bogdanoff—SB 34

Both Sachs and Bogdanoff are fighting for their political lives after redistricting placed the two sitting state senators in the same district.

Republican Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale and Democrat Sachs of Delray Beach are vying for a coastal district that includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.  While the District trends Democratic, It’s a must-win for Republicans if they want to keep their two-thirds majority in the state senate. 

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Al Lawson vs. Steve Southerland – 2nd Congressional

The fate of several U.S. House seats will be decided tonight including one occupied by first term Republican Congressman Steve Southerland. Southerland, whose 2nd Congressional North Florida district spans from Panama City to Tallahassee, is a Tea Party favorite, and won his seat in 2010 by upsetting seven-term Blue Dog Democrat Congressman Allen Boyd of Monticello.