That’s one seat closer to a GOP majority in the U.S. House.
Republican Laurel Lee will represent Florida’s newest congressional seat. The former Florida Secretary of State defeated Democrat Alan Cohn in Florida’s 15th Congressional District.
With the bulk of votes counted across three counties, Lee held a healthy lead in all. She had just over 58.5% of all votes to Cohn’s near-41.5%. That’s with 22 of 27 Polk county precincts in, 31 of 34 precincts in Pasco and 108 of 165 precincts counted in Hillsborough.