2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida

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All 27 Florida seats to the United States House of Representatives
Turnout62.65%
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 16 11
Seats before 15 11
Seats won 14 13
Seat change Decrease2 Increase 2
Popular vote 3,675,417 3,307,228
Percentage 52.35% 47.10%
Swing Decrease2.36% Increase1.89%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the 27 U.S. Representatives from the state of Florida, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the elections of other federal and state offices, including a gubernatorial election. The party primaries were held on August 28, 2018.[1] The state congressional delegation changed from a 16–11 Republican majority to a slim 14–13 Republican majority, one short from a Democratic flip. This is the most seats Democrats have had in Florida since 1982.

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Results summary[edit]

Statewide[edit]

Party Candi-
dates
Votes Seats
No. % No. +/– %
Republican Party 22 3,675,417 52.35% 14 Decrease2 51.85%
Democratic Party 27 3,307,228 47.10% 13 Increase2 48.15%
Independent 6 38,550 0.55% 0 Steady 0.00%
Write-in 8 281 0.00% 0 Steady 0.00%
Total 63 7,021,476 100.00% 27 Steady 100.00%

District[edit]

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Florida by district:[2]

District Democratic Republican Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 106,199 32.94% 216,189 67.06% - - 322,388 100.00% Republican Hold
District 2 96,233 32.56% 199,335 67.44% - - 295,568 100.00% Republican Hold
District 3 129,880 42.38% 176,616 57.62% - - 306,496 100.00% Republican Hold
District 4 123,351 32.35% 248,420 65.16% 9,478 2.49% 381,249 100.00% Republican Hold
District 5 180,527 66.78% 89,799 33.22% - - 270,326 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 6 145,758 43.69% 187,891 56.31% - - 333,649 100.00% Republican Hold
District 7 183,113 57.69% 134,285 42.31% - - 317,398 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 8 142,415 39.50% 218,112 60.50% - - 360,527 100.00% Republican Hold
District 9 172,172 58.02% 124,565 41.98% - - 296,737 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 10 0 0.00% - - - - 0 0.00% Democratic Hold
District 11 128,053 34.84% 239,395 65.14% 58 0.02% 367,506 100.00% Republican Hold
District 12 132,844 39.66% 194,564 58.09% 7,510 2.24% 334,918 100.00% Republican Hold
District 13 182,717 57.64% 134,254 42.36% - - 316,971 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 14 0 0.00% - - - - 0 0.00% Democratic Hold
District 15 134,132 46.98% 151,380 53.02% 20 0.01% 285,532 100.00% Republican Hold
District 16 164,463 45.44% 197,483 54.56% - - 361,946 100.00% Republican Hold
District 17 117,194 37.74% 193,326 62.26% - - 310,520 100.00% Republican Hold
District 18 156,454 45.70% 185,905 54.30% - - 342,359 100.00% Republican Hold
District 19 128,106 37.72% 211,465 62.27% 36 0.01% 339,607 100.00% Republican Hold
District 20 202,659 99.92% - - 165 0.08% 202,824 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 21 0 0.00% - - - - 0 0.00% Democratic Hold
District 22 184,634 62.02% 113,049 37.98% - - 297,683 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 23 161,611 58.48% 99,446 35.98% 15,309 5.54% 276,366 100.00% Democratic Hold
District 24 0 0.00% - - - - 0 0.00% Democratic Hold
District 25 84,173 39.55% 128,672 60.45% - - 212,845 100.00% Republican Hold
District 26 119,797 50.87% 115,678 49.13% - - 235,475 100.00% Democratic GAIN
District 27 130,743 51.76% 115,588 45.76% 6,255 2.48% 252,586 100.00% Democratic GAIN
Total 3,307,228 47.10% 3,675,417 52.35% 38,831 0.55% 7,021,476 100.00%

District 1[edit]

The 1st district stretches along the Emerald Coast and is located in the western Panhandle anchored by Pensacola, it also includes Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, and Wright. Republican Matt Gaetz, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 69% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Phil Ehr
  • Jennifer M. Zimmerman

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jennifer M. Zimmerman 22,410 60.5
Democratic Phil Ehr 14,642 39.5
Total votes 37,052 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Gaetz (incumbent) 65,169 64.8
Republican Cris Dosev 30,421 30.2
Republican John Mills 4,984 5.0
Total votes 100,574 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Gaetz (incumbent) 216,119 67.1
Democratic Jennifer M. Zimmerman 106,199 32.9
Total votes 322,388 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is located in the Big Bend region and is anchored by Panama City, and includes the suburbs of Tallahassee. Republican Neal Dunn, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 67% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Brandon Peters
  • Bob Rackleff, former Leon County Commissioner.[3]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brandon
Peters
Bob
Rackleff
Undecided
Bold Blue Campaigns (D-Peters) August 21–23, 2018 407 47% 36% 17%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Rackleff 29,326 50.8
Democratic Brandon Peters 28,351 49.2
Total votes 57,677 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Neal Dunn, incumbent

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Neal Dunn (incumbent) 199,335 67.4
Democratic Bob Rackleff 96,233 32.6
Total votes 295,568 100.0
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is located in North Central Florida and includes the cities of Gainesville, Palatka, and Ocala. Republican Ted Yoho, who has represented the district since 2013, was re-elected to a third term with 57% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Yvonne Hayes Hinson 31,625 59.5
Democratic Tom Wells 17,647 33.2
Democratic Dushyant Gosai 3,879 7.3
Total votes 53,151 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Yoho (incumbent) 54,828 76.3
Republican Judson Sapp 17,059 23.7
Total votes 71,887 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Yoho (incumbent) 176,616 57.6
Democratic Yvonne Hayes Hinson 129,880 42.4
Total votes 306,496 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in the First Coast region and is made up of the Jacksonville metropolitan area including Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. Republican John Rutherford, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 70% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Ges Selmont, attorney

Republican primary[edit]

  • John Rutherford, incumbent

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Rutherford (incumbent) 248,420 65.2
Democratic Ges Selmont 123,351 32.3
Independent Joceline Berrios 7,155 1.9
Independent Jason Bulger 2,321 0.6
Independent Gary L. Koniz (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 381,249 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district stretches along the northern border of Florida from the state capital, Tallahassee, to Jacksonville. Democrat Al Lawson, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 64% of the vote in 2016. Lawson is running for re-election.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Alvin
Brown
Al
Lawson
Undecided
University of North Florida August 17–19, 2018 402 29% 48% 23%
St. Pete Polls August 11–12, 2018 445 ± 4.6% 27% 50% 23%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Lawson (incumbent) 53,833 60.3
Democratic Alvin Brown 35,389 39.7
Total votes 89,222 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Lawson (incumbent) 180,527 66.8
Republican Virginia Fuller 89,799 33.2
Total votes 270,326 100.0
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th district is located in the Surf Coast region and includes the cities of Daytona Beach, Deltona, and Palm Coast. Republican Ron DeSantis, who has represented the district since 2013, was re-elected to a third term with 59% of the vote in 2016. He will not run for re-election in 2018, rather opting to run for Governor of Florida.[5] Florida's 6th district is one of the 20 Republican held seats included in the second round of seats targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[6]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Stephen Sevigny, radiologist
  • Nancy Soderberg, former Representative at the United Nations and former Deputy National Security Advisor.[7]
  • John Upchurch, business attorney

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Stephen
Sevigny
Nancy
Soderberg
John
Upchurch
Undecided
St. Pete Polls August 17, 2018 407 ± 4.9% 19% 50% 12% 20%
St. Pete Polls July 18, 2018 420 ± 4.8% 10% 30% 13% 46%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Soderberg 32,075 55.6
Democratic John Upchurch 13,062 22.6
Democratic Stephen Sevigny 12,596 21.8
Total votes 57,733 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Fred Costello, former state representative
  • Michael Waltz, special forces combat veteran
  • John Ward, navy veteran and businessman

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Fred
Costello
Michael
Waltz
John
Ward
Undecided
St. Pete Polls August 10, 2018 528 ± 4.3% 16% 40% 21% 23%
St. Pete Polls July 18, 2018 477 ± 4.5% 21% 20% 21% 38%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Waltz 32,833 42.4
Republican John Ward 23,543 30.4
Republican Fred Costello 21,023 27.2
Total votes 77,399 100

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Michael Waltz (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Michael
Waltz (R)
Nancy
Soderberg (D)
Undecided
GQR Research (D) October 1–4, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 45% 45% 9%
St. Pete Polls September 19, 2018 730 ± 3.6% 47% 43% 10%
GQR Research (D) September 4–6, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 47% 46%

Results[edit]

Florida's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Waltz 187,891 56.3
Democratic Nancy Soderberg 145,758 43.7
Total votes 333,649 100.0
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is centered around downtown Orlando and the northern Orlando suburbs such as Sanford and Winter Park. Democrat Stephanie Murphy, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 51% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Chardo Richardson
Individuals
Organizations
Stephanie Murphy
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Individuals

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Murphy (incumbent) 49,043 86.2
Democratic Chardo Richardson 7,843 13.8
Total votes 56,886 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Mike Miller, state representative[11]
  • Scott Sturgill, businessman, former Seminole County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor and state house candidate in 2014[12]
  • Vennia Francois, political advisor. [13]
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Mike Miller
Scott Sturgill

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Vennia
Francois
Mike
Miller
Scott
Sturgill
Undecided
St. Pete Polls August 20, 2018 321 ± 5.5% 8% 42% 26% 24%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Miller 30,620 53.9
Republican Scott Sturgill 17,246 30.4
Republican Vennia Francois 8,949 15.8
Total votes 56,815 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Stephanie
Murphy (D)
Mike
Miller (R)
Undecided
St. Pete Polls August 30, 2018 435 ± 4.7% 47% 46% 7%

Results[edit]

Florida's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Murphy (incumbent) 183,113 57.7
Republican Mike Miller 134,285 42.3
Total votes 317,398 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

The 8th district includes the Space Coast region and the cities of Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Vero Beach. Republican Bill Posey, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 15th district from 2009 to 2013, was re-elected to a fifth term with 63% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Sanjay Patel, management consultant

Republican primary[edit]

  • Bill Posey, incumbent

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Posey (incumbent) 218,112 60.5
Democratic Sanjay Patel 142,415 39.5
Total votes 360,527 100.0
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

The 9th district is located in inland Central Florida including Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and Winter Haven. Democrat Darren Soto, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 57% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Alan
Grayson
Darren
Soto
Undecided
SurveyUSA August 2–6, 2018 512 ± 5.4% 38% 45% 17%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darren Soto (incumbent) 36,564 66.4
Democratic Alan Grayson 18,521 33.6
Total votes 55,085 100

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Darren
Soto (D)
Wayne
Liebnitzky (R)
Undecided
SurveyUSA October 2–7, 2018 535 ± 6.4% 48% 40% 11%

Results[edit]

Florida's 9th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darren Soto (incumbent) 172,172 58.0
Republican Wayne Liebnitzky 124,565 42.0
Total votes 296,683 100.0
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

The 10th district is centered around Orlando and the surrounding suburbs such as Lockhart, Oak Ridge, and Zellwood. Democrat Val Demings, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 65% of the vote in 2016. Because no write-in candidates or candidates of other parties filed to run in this district, the Democratic primary is open to all voters.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Wade Darius, marketing firm owner
  • Val Demings, incumbent

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Val Demings (incumbent) 73,583 75.0
Democratic Wade Darius 24,519 25.0
Total votes 98,102 100.0

General election[edit]

Incumbent Val Demings will run unopposed in the general election.

District 11[edit]

The 11th district is located in Central Florida and includes the southern suburbs of Ocala and Spring Hill, this district also includes the retirement community known as The Villages. Republican Daniel Webster, who has represented the district since 2017 and previously represented the 8th district from 2011 to 2013 and the 10th district from 2013 to 2017, was re-elected to a fourth term with 65% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Dana Cottrell, teacher

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 11th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Webster (incumbent) 239,395 65.2
Democratic Dana Cottrell 128,053 34.8
Independent Luis Saldana (write-in) 58 0.0
Total votes 367,506 100.0
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

The 12th district is located in the Tampa Bay Area and includes Dade City, New Port Richey, and Palm Harbor. Republican Gus Bilirakis, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 9th district from 2007 to 2013, was re-elected to a sixth term with 69% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Chris Hunter, former federal prosecutor
  • Stephen Perenich, tax preparer
  • Robert Tager, attorney and FL-12 2016 nominee

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Hunter 31,761 65.3
Democratic Stephen Perenich 9,303 19.1
Democratic Robert Tager 7,597 15.6
Total votes 48,661 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Gus
Bilirakis (R)
Christopher
Hunter (D)
Undecided
St. Pete Polls July 28, 2018 615 ± 4.0% 49% 30% 21%

Results[edit]

Florida's 12th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gus Bilirakis (incumbent) 194,564 58.1
Democratic Chris Hunter 132,844 39.7
Independent Angelika Purkis 7,510 2.2
Total votes 334,918 100.0
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

The 13th district is located in the Tampa Bay Area and includes Clearwater, Largo and Saint Petersburg. Democrat Charlie Crist, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 52% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

  • George Buck, former professor
  • Brad Sostack, navy veteran

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Buck 30,560 56.0
Republican Brad Sostack 24,013 44.0
Total votes 54,573 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 13th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Crist (incumbent) 182,717 57.6
Republican George Buck 134,254 42.4
Total votes 316,971 100.0
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

The 14th district is centered around the city of Tampa and the immediate surrounding suburbs such as Lutz and Temple Terrace. Democrat Kathy Castor, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 11th district from 2007 to 2013, was re-elected to a sixth term with 62% of the vote in 2016. Castor is the only candidate in 2018, and so is unopposed in the Democratic primary and general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Incumbent Kathy Castor will run unopposed in the general election.

District 15[edit]

The 15th district is located in inland Central Florida and is anchored by Lakeland. The district also includes the eastern suburbs of Tampa such as Brandon and Riverview. Republican Dennis Ross, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 12th district from 2011 to 2013, is retiring.[21]

Republican primary[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Declined[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Neil Combee
State legislators
Newspapers
Declined to endorse
U.S. Representatives
Sheriffs

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Neil
Combee
Sean
Harper
Danny
Kushmer
Ed
Shoemaker
Ross
Spano
Other Undecided
St. Pete Polls August 24, 2018 404 ± 4.9% 32% 6% 5% 8% 30% 20%
St. Pete Polls August 11–12, 2018 360 ± 5.2% 36% 4% 4% 5% 30% 22%
Strategic Government Consulting August 7–8, 2018 508 ± 4.3% 31% 4% 3% 4% 17% 40%
SurveyUSA July 25–30, 2018 524 ± 6.0% 20% 6% 7% 7% 26% 34%
St. Pete Polls July 8, 2018 532 ± 4.2% 20% 3% 2% 4% 32% 2%[29] 37%
St. Pete Polls May 25–27, 2018 494 ± 4.4% 23% 4% 4% 4% 29% 2%[30] 34%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ross Spano 26,868 44.1
Republican Neil Combee 20,577 33.8
Republican Sean Harper 6,013 9.9
Republican Danny Kushmer 4,061 6.7
Republican Ed Shoemaker 3,377 5.5
Total votes 60,896 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Kristen Carlson, attorney
  • Andrew Learned, naval reserve officer
  • Ray Pena, retired police officer

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Kristen
Carlson
Andrew
Learned
Ray
Peña
Other Undecided
SurveyUSA July 25–30, 2018 535 ± 6.1% 31% 12% 12% 46%
GQR Research (D-Carlson) June 14–17, 2018 401 ± 4.9% 25% 14% 10% 6% 45%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kristen Carlson 24,470 53.4
Democratic Andrew P. Learned 14,488 31.6
Democratic Raymond "Ray" Peña 6,895 15.0
Total votes 45,853 100.0

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Ross Spano (R)
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State legislators
Sheriffs

Fundraising[edit]

Campaign finance reports as of Oct 17, 2018
Candidate (party) Total receipts Total disbursements Cash on hand
Kristen Carlson (D) $1,306,227 $1,065,973 $240,254
Ross Spano (R) $587,719 $519,283 $68,435
Source: Federal Election Commission[33]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Ross
Spano (R)
Kristen
Carlson (D)
Other Undecided
St. Pete Polls November 5, 2018 1,194 ± 2.8% 46% 44% 9%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 16–19, 2018 499 ± 4.7% 43% 43% 14%
Remington (R) October 17–18, 2018 1,369 ± 2.64% 47% 41% 12%
GQR Research (D-Carlson) October 16–18, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 47% 47% 6%
SurveyUSA October 9–14, 2018 591 ± 4.6% 45% 45% 3%[34] 7%
WPA Intelligence (R) October 3–4, 2018 418 ± 4.9% 46% 39% 15%
Bold Blue Campaigns (D) September 22–27, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 49% 46% 5%
GQR Research (D-Carlson) September 4–8, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 47% 48%

Results[edit]

Florida's 15th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ross Spano 151,380 53.0
Democratic Kristen Carlson 134,132 47.0
Independent Dave Johnson (write-in) 15 0.0
Independent Jeffrey G. Rabinowitz (write-in) 3 0.0
Independent Alek Bynzar (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 285,532 100.0
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

The 16th district is located in the Suncoast region and includes Bradenton, Sarasota, and some Tampa suburbs such as FishHawk. Republican Vern Buchanan, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 13th district from 2007 to 2013, was re-elected to a sixth term with 60% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Florida's 16th district is one of the 20 Republican held seats included in the second round of seats targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[6]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jan Schneider, attorney
  • David Shapiro, attorney

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Shapiro 34,787 54.7
Democratic Jan Schneider 28,811 45.3
Total votes 63,598 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Vern
Buchanan (R)
David
Shapiro (D)
Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies (R) October 4–7, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 52% 42% 5%
University of North Florida September 30 – October 2, 2018 499 49% 40% 11%
St. Pete Polls October 1, 2018 1,248 ± 2.8% 50% 43% 6%
ALG Research (D-Shapiro) August 22–26, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 48% 44%
St. Pete Polls July 28, 2018 681 ± 3.8% 44% 35% 22%
Public Policy Polling (D) April 16–17, 2018 655 ± 3.8% 49% 37% 14%

Results[edit]

Florida's 16th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vern Buchanan (incumbent) 197,483 54.6
Democratic David Shapiro 164,463 45.4
Total votes 361,946 100.0
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

The 17th district comprises most of the Florida Heartland, including the cities of Sebring and Okeechobee, as well as parts of the Suncoast, such as North Port and Port Charlotte. Republican Tom Rooney, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 16th district from 2009 to 2013, was re-elected to a fifth term with 62% of the vote in 2016. Rooney announced on February 19, 2018, that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election in 2018.[35][36]The Democratic Party candidate April Freeman died on September 24, 2018, six weeks before the election. Allen Ellison was chosen to be the Democratic nominee.[37]

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic April Freeman 33,376 77.0
Democratic Bill Pollard 9,976 23.0
Total votes 43,352 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Greg Steube
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Bill
Akins
Julio
Gonzalez
Greg
Steube
Undecided
WPA Intelligence (R-CFG) August 8–9, 2018 300 ± 5.7% 5% 16% 39% 40%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Steube 48,963 62.4
Republican Bill Akins 15,133 19.3
Republican Julio Gonzalez 14,402 18.3
Total votes 78,498 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 17th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Steube 193,326 62.3
Democratic Allen Ellison 117,194 37.7
Total votes 310,520 100.0
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

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The 18th district is located in the Treasure Coast region and includes Stuart, Port St. Lucie, and the northern Palm Beach suburbs such as Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens. Republican Brian Mast, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 54% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Florida's 18th district was included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[43]

Declared
  • Lauren Baer, attorney and former U.S. State Department official[44]
  • Pam Keith, former Naval Officer, Labor Attorney and Candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016[45]
Declined

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lauren Baer 34,922 60.3
Democratic Pam Keith 23,007 39.7
Total votes 57,929 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Mast (incumbent) 55,427 77.7
Republican Mark Freeman 8,081 11.3
Republican Dave Cummings 7,871 11.0
Total votes 71,379 100.0

General election[edit]

Debates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brian
Mast (R)
Lauren
Baer (D)
Undecided
Change Research (D) October 27–29, 2018 475 53% 44%
Global Strategy Group (D) September 26–30, 2018 600 ± 4.9% 48% 45%
Public Policy Polling (D) September 17–19, 2018 533 46% 43% 10%

Results[edit]

Florida's 18th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Mast (incumbent) 185,905 54.3
Democratic Lauren Baer 156,454 45.7
Total votes 342,359 100.0
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

The 19th district is located in Southwestern Florida and includes Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, and Naples. Republican Francis Rooney, who has represented the district since 2017, was elected with 66% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Holden 24,390 67.9
Democratic Todd James Truax 11,513 32.1
Total votes 35,903 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Francis
Rooney (R)
David
Holden (D)
Undecided
Change Research (D-Holden) September 10–12, 2018 468 ± 4.0% 51% 42%

Results[edit]

Florida's 19th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Francis Rooney (incumbent) 211,465 62.3
Democratic David Holden 128,106 37.7
Independent Pete Pollard (write-in) 36 0.0
Total votes 339,607 100.0
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

The 20th district stretches from inland South Florida with many protected areas of the Everglades and Belle Glade to the Miami metro area and includes parts of West Palm Beach & Fort Lauderdale, and Miramar. Democrat Alcee Hastings, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 23rd district from 1993 to 2013, was re-elected to a thirteenth term with 80% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings (incumbent) 50,315 73.6
Democratic Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick 18,031 26.4
Total votes 68,346 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 20th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alcee Hastings (incumbent) 202,659 99.9
Independent Jay Bonner (write-in) 165 0.1
Total votes 202,824 100.0
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

The 21st district is located in the Miami metro area and includes the West Palm Beach suburbs, such as Greenacres & Wellington, as well as the Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Democrat Lois Frankel, who has represented the district since 2017 and previously represented the 22nd district from 2013 to 2017, was re-elected to a third term with 63% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Incumbent Lois Frankel will run unopposed in the general election.

District 22[edit]

The 22nd district is located in the Miami metro area and includes Boca Raton and Parkland, the site of the infamous Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Also, this district includes significant portions of Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. Democrat Ted Deutch, who has represented the district since 2017 and previously represented the 19th district from 2010 to 2013 and the 21st district from 2013 to 2017, was re-elected to a fourth term with 59% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Deutch (incumbent) 52,628 86.5
Democratic Jeff Fandle 8,207 13.5
Total votes 60,835 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nicolas Kimaz 13,939 41.0
Republican Javier Manjarres 11,552 33.9
Republican Eddison Walters 8,545 25.1
Total votes 34,036 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 22nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Deutch (incumbent) 184,634 62.0
Republican Nicolas Kimaz 113,049 38.0
Total votes 297,683 100.0
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

The 23rd district is located in the Miami metro area, including Plantation, Sunrise, and Weston. Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 20th district from 2005 to 2013, was re-elected to a seventh term with 57% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Carlos Reyes
Newspapers

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Kaufman 11,304 44.7
Republican Carlos Reyes 8,508 33.7
Republican Carla Spalding 5,453 21.6
Total votes 25,265 100.0

Independents[edit]

Tim Canova, who lost in the 2016 primary to Wasserman Schultz by a 57% to 43% margin, is running again in 2018.[50][51] Don Endriss is also running as an independent candidate.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida's 23rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Wasserman Schultz (incumbent) 161,611 58.5
Republican Joe Kaufman 99,446 36.0
Independent Tim Canova 13,697 5.0
Independent Don Endriss 1,612 0.6
Total votes 276,366 100.0
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

The 24th district includes parts of Miami and its northern suburbs such as North Miami Beach and Miami Gardens. Democrat Frederica Wilson, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 17th district from 2011 to 2013, was re-elected to a fourth term unopposed in 2016. Because no write-in candidates or candidates of other parties filed to run in this district, the Democratic primary is open to all voters.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frederica Wilson (incumbent) 65,894 83.7
Democratic Ricardo de la Fuente 12,833 16.3
Total votes 78,727 100.0

General election[edit]

Incumbent Frederica Wilson ran unopposed in the general election.

District 25[edit]

The 25th district includes the western Miami suburbs, such as Hialeah and Miami Lakes, and goes across the northern border of the Everglades to eastern Naples suburbs of Golden Gate and Immokalee. The district also extends upward into the Florida Heartland including Clewiston and LaBelle. Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 21st district from 2011 to 2013 as well as a different version of the 25th from 2003 to 2011, was re-elected to an eighth term with 62% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Florida's 25th district has been included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[43]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Withdrew

  • Annisa Karim, wildlife ecologist and Lee County Department of Parks & Recreation manager (endorsed Mary Barzee Flores)[52]
  • Alina Valdes, doctor and nominee for this seat in 2016 (endorsed Mary Barzee Flores)[53]

Endorsements[edit]

Mary Barzee Flores
Organizations

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Mario
Diaz-Balart (R)
Mary
Barzee-Flores (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D) September 17–19, 2018 541 41% 36% 22%
Public Policy Polling (D) May 21–23, 2018 670 46% 39% 15%

Results[edit]

Florida's 25th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mario Diaz-Balart (incumbent) 128,672 60.4
Democratic Mary Barzee Flores 84,173 39.6
Total votes 212,845 100.0
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

The 26th district is centered on the Miami suburb of Homestead, includes most of the Everglades National Park, and extends downward into the Florida Keys, including Key West and Marathon. Republican Carlos Curbelo, who has represented the district since 2015, was re-elected to a second term with 53% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Florida's 26th district has been included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[43]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined
  • Steve Smith, businessman[59]

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Mucarsel-Powell 20,997 63.5
Democratic Demetries Grimes 12,095 36.5
Total votes 33,092 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Carlos Curbelo
Newspapers

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Carlos Curbelo (incumbent) 29,506 84.0
Republican Souraya Faas 5,629 16.0
Total votes 35,135 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Carlos
Curbelo (R)
Debbie
Mucarsel-Powell (D)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 19–24, 2018 499 ± 4.9% 44% 45% 11%
Mason-Dixon October 3–9, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 46% 45% 9%
GBA Strategies (D) September 27 – October 1, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 48% 50%
GQR Research (D-Mucarsel-Powell) September 23–27, 2018 511 ± 4.9% 48% 49%
Public Policy Polling (D) September 17–19, 2018 511 44% 45% 11%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 13–17, 2018 509 ± 5.0% 47% 44% 9%
GBA Strategies (D) July 16–22, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 48% 41%
DCCC (D) March 17–22, 2018 418 ± 4.9% 45% 40%

Results[edit]

Florida's 26th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Mucarsel-Powell 119,797 50.9
Republican Carlos Curbelo (incumbent) 115,678 49.1
Total votes 235,475 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 27[edit]

The 27th district is located in the Miami metro area, including Coral Gables, Kendall, Miami Beach, and portions of Miami. Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who has represented the district since 2013 and previously represented the 18th district from 1989 to 2013, is retiring from office in 2018.[60]

Democratic primary[edit]

Florida's 27th district has been included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[43]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Potential
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

David Richardson
Individuals
  • Scott Fuhrman, businessman and nominee for this seat in 2016[75]
Organizations
Michael Hepburn
Individuals
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Matt
Haggman
Michael
Hepburn
David
Richardson
Kristen
Rosen-Gonzalez
Donna
Shalala
Undecided
Bendixen & Amandi Research (D-Shalala) August 10–16, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 10% 2% 18% 9% 36% 25%
Frederick Polls (D-Richardson) August 6–7, 2018 300 ± 5.6% 9% 4% 20% 7% 32% 28%
RABA Research (D-Haggman) August 2–5, 2018 433 ± 4.7% 16% 4% 15% 11% 26% 27%
Bendixen & Amandi Research (D-Shalala) June 2–8, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 5% 2% 16% 8% 43% 26%

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Shalala 14,153 31.9
Democratic David Richardson 12,191 27.5
Democratic Kristen Rosen-Gonzalez 7,783 17.5
Democratic Matt Haggman 7,510 16.9
Democratic Michael Hepburn 2,723 6.1
Total votes 44,360 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Elizabeth Adadi, army reserve soldier
  • Bruno Barreiro, Miami-Dade County Commissioner[78]
  • Angie Chirino, songwriter (daughter of Cuban-American musician Willy Chirino)[79]
  • Stephen Marks, political consultant
  • Mike Ohevzion, businessman
  • Maria Peiro, educator, former small business owner, grassroots activist, and candidate for this seat in 2016[78]
  • Bettina Rodriguez-Aguilera, former Doral City Councilwoman[80]
  • Maria Elvira Salazar, journalist[81]
  • Gina Sosa, filmmaker
Withdrew
Potential
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Bruno
Barreiro
Maria Elvira
Salazar
Other Undecided
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Salazar) August 14–16, 2018 300 ± 5.7% 16% 40% 17%[89] 27%
Magellan Strategies (R-Barreiro) June 11–12, 2018 401 ± 4.9% 10% 24% 0%[90] 67%

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Maria Elvira Salazar 15,812 40.5
Republican Bruno Barreiro 10,026 25.7
Republican Maria Peiro 3,120 8.0
Republican Stephen Marks 2,733 7.0
Republican Angie Chirino 2,677 6.9
Republican Bettina Rodriguez-Aguilera 1,684 4.3
Republican Mike Ohevzion 1,467 3.8
Republican Elizabeth Adadi 775 2.0
Republican Gina Sosa 760 1.9
Total votes 39,054 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Maria
Elvira Salazar (R)
Donna
Shalala (D)
Mayra
Joli (I)
Undecided
ALG Research (D) October 25–28, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 44% 49%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 15–19, 2018 542 ± 5.0% 37% 44% 4% 15%
ALG Research (D-Shalala) October 11–14, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 39% 44% 10%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Salazar) October 11–14, 2018 400 50% 41%
Mason-Dixon October 1–6, 2018 625 ± 4.0% 44% 42% 1% 13%
McLaughlin & Associates (R-Salazar) September 10–13, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 51% 42% 7%
Bendixen & Amandi Research (D-Shalala) August 29 – September 2, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 42% 46% 8% 4%

Results[edit]

Florida's 27th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Shalala 130,743 51.8
Republican Maria Elvira Salazar 115,588 45.8
Independent Mayra Joli 6,255 2.5
Total votes 252,586 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

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  89. ^ All other candidates combined for 17%.
  90. ^ All other candidates did not receive over 1% support.

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