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Former State Senator Dwight Bullard will not be able to run for chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Bullard’s failed bid for Miami-Dade Committeeman is a blow to progressives across the state.

Florida voters have been hitting the polls in the last week in the run-up to today’s election. Local and statewide races could be decided this evening, while others head to runoffs in November. And both Democrat and Republican Party heads are hoping for success up and down the ballot.

Rep. Irving "Irv" Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, debates on the House floor April 2, 2015.
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The entire Florida House of Representatives is up for election this year and redistricting has created several hotly contested state Senate races. That at times look like a game of musical chairs—and not everyone will get a seat. Some candidates are putting thousands—and in one case, millions of their own money to win.