Statewide Analysis

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Presidential:
Florida has been the center of Presidential politics for the last several decades.  The state's population in some ways is a microsm of the entire country.  Donald Trump won by just under two percentage points over Hillary Clinton to win Florida's 29 electoral college votes. 

Senate:
Senator Marco Rubio (R) won re-election over U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy (D).

House:
2016 saw a court mandated redistricting go into effect for Florida and with that several incumbent members of the Florida U.S. House delegation saw their re-election plans greatly altered.  Also the decision of Senator Marco Rubio (R) to run for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat saw several current Representatives to abandon their campaigns for Senate and return to their own re-election efforts.  Overall Florida's 27 member House delegation saw some of the greatest turnover of any delegation in the country.  Overall 9 incumbents lost their seats or retired this year in Florida.  The current delegation is 11 Democrats and 16 Republicans.

Other Notable Election Results:
The Florida House of Representatives saw Republicans lose two seats, but still maintain control of the chamber.  In the Senate the same also held true as Republicans lost one seat, but kept the majority in the Florida Senate.  
 
One of the most controversial ballot intiatives was Admendment 1 in Florida.  The wording of the question on the ballot is what had drawn the ire of opponents and made national news.  The amendment would make it possible for solar panels and installation to be used by home owners, but would also allow utilities to charge home owners to connect to the power grid.  Utimately the debate over language was for nothing as the measure went down with it failing to clear the 60% threshold needed for passage at 50.78%.
 
Florida's other major ballot question was Admendment 2 that would allow for medical marijuana.  Admendment 2 passed with 71.31% of the vote  in favor. The proposal had been defeated in 2014 when the vote failed to reach the 60% threshold that constitutional admendments must reach in Florida.

 

Race by Race Details

Florida Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 7:19:17 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Basil Dalack (Non-Partisan)  0.2%
Jon Friend (Write-In)   
Robert Kaplan (Write-In)   
Anton Khoury (Non-Partisan)  0.5%
Howard Knepper (Write-In)   
Steven Machat (Non-Partisan)  0.3%
Patrick Murphy (Democratic Party)  44.3%
Bruce Nathan (Non-Partisan)  0.6%
Bradley Patrick (Write-In)   
Marco Rubio (Republican Party)  52% Winner
Paul Stanton (Libertarian Party)  2.1%
Charles Tolbert (Write-In)   
Angela Walls-Windhauser (Write-In)   
Senator Marco Rubio (R) had initially said that if he failed to receive the Republican nomination for President that he would not run for re-election to his Senate seat. Despite this statement, Rubio decided to run for re-election during the summer and cleared the Republican field for the most part before the August primary. His main challenger was U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy (D) who had garnered most Democratic establishment support even before the August primary against fellow U.S. Representative Alan Grayson (D). Murphy was also hampered in his election efforts by low name identification and also revelations about resume embellishment and his ties to his wealthy family.

Florida Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:11:08 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Matt Gaetz (Republican Party)  69.1% Winner
Steven Specht (Democratic Party)  30.9%
Matt Gaetz (R), a state representative, won the open seat created by the retirement of Representative Jeff Miller for this northwest Florida seat.

Florida Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 7:25:40 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Walter Dartland (Democratic Party)  29.9%
Neal Dunn (Republican Party)  67.3% Winner
Rob Lapham (Libertarian Party)  2.7%
Antoine Roberts (Write-In)   
Dr. Neal Dunn (R) defeated Walter Dartland (D) for the open Florida 2nd. After redistricting the Florida 2nd became a solid Republican district and incumbent Representative Gwen Graham declined to run for re-election.

Florida Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:36:37 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Kenneth McGurn (Democratic Party)  39.7%
Thomas Wells (Non-Partisan)  3.6%
Theodore Yoho (Republican Party)  56.6% Winner

Florida Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:47:08 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
David Bruderly (Democratic Party)  27.6%
Gary Koniz (Non-Partisan)  2.2%
Daniel Murphy (Write-In)   
John Rutherford (Republican Party)  70.2% Winner
John Rutherford (R) the former sheriff of Jacksonville won the open seat in northeast Florida created by the retirement of Representative Ander Crenshaw (R).

Florida Congressional District 05
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 7:26:20 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Alfred Lawson (Democratic Party)  64.2% Winner
Gloreatha Scurry-Smith (Republican Party)  35.8%
Al Lawson (D) won the Florida 5th District over Glo Smith (R). Lawson replaces Representative Corrine Brown (D) who Lawson defeated in the August primary and has been under investigation for ethical and financial abuses of office.

Florida Congressional District 06
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:37:51 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ron DeSantis (Republican Party)  58.6% Winner
William McCullough (Democratic Party)  41.4%

Florida Congressional District 07
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:11:54 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
John Mica (Republican Party)  48.6%
Stephanie Murphy (Democratic Party)  51.4% Winner
Mike Plaskon (Write-In)   
Long serving incumbent John Mica (R) was upset in a surprising early result on election night. Mica the twelve term incumbent was upset by a late entry into the contest by Stephanie Murphy (D) a businesswoman and former Department of Defense staffer. The Florida 7th was redrawn during redistricting earlier in 2016 and the safe seat Mica was familiar with shifted towards a more Democratic leaning district that was largely new to the incumbent. Mica was further hampered by the lack of a traditional campaign staff and he did not embrace new campaign technology in his race.

Florida Congressional District 08
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:38:37 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Bill Posey (Republican Party)  63.2% Winner
Bill Stinson (Non-Partisan)  4.3%
Corry Westbrook (Democratic Party)  32.5%

Florida Congressional District 09
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:47:18 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Wayne Liebnitzky (Republican Party)  42.6%
Darren Soto (Democratic Party)  57.4% Winner
State Senator Darren Soto (D) defeated Wayne Liebnitzky (R) to replace Representative Alan Grayson (D) who had decided to run for Florida's U.S. Senate seat.

Florida Congressional District 10
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:39:48 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Valdez Demings (Democratic Party)  64.8% Winner
Thuy Lowe (Republican Party)  35.2%
Val Demings (D), the former City of Orlando police chief, won the Florida 10th District seat formerly held by Representative Daniel Webster (R). Webster had decided to run in the Republican leaning 11th District after redistricting had made his current seat more Democratic.

Florida Congressional District 11
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 7:12:44 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
David Koller (Democratic Party)  31.5%
Bruce Riggs (Non-Partisan)  3%
Daniel Webster (Republican Party)  65.4% Winner
U.S. Representative Daniel Webster (R) defeated David Koller (D) and Bruce Riggs (N) for the Florida 11th District. Webster had decided to run in the Republican leaning 11th District after redistricting had made his current seat, the Florida 10th, more Democratic.

Florida Congressional District 12
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:40:52 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Gus Bilirakis (Republican Party)  68.6% Winner
Robert Tager (Democratic Party)  31.4%

Florida Congressional District 13
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:47:29 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Charles Crist (Democratic Party)  51.9% Winner
David Jolly (Republican Party)  48.1%
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist (D) defeated incumbent Representative David Jolly (R) for his Florida Gulf Coast seat. Jolly had been put into a more competitive district by redistricting and had made a run for the U.S. Senate before deciding to run for his old House seat with the re-entry of Senator Marco Rubio into the Florida Senate race.

Florida Congressional District 14
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:45:38 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Kathy Castor (Democratic Party)  61.8% Winner
Christine Quinn (Republican Party)  38.2%

Florida Congressional District 15
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:46:05 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
James Lange (Democratic Party)  42.5%
Dennis Ross (Republican Party)  57.5% Winner

Florida Congressional District 16
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 12/14/2016 11:46:52 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Vern Buchanan (Republican Party)  59.8% Winner
Jan Schneider (Democratic Party)  40.2%

Florida Congressional District 17
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:47:48 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
April Freeman (Democratic Party)  34.2%
Tom Rooney (Republican Party)  61.8% Winner
John Sawyer (Non-Partisan)  3.9%

Florida Congressional District 18
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 7:49:06 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Marilyn Holloman (Write-In)   
Brian Mast (Republican Party)  53.7% Winner
Randy Perkins (Democratic Party)  43%
Carla Spalding (Non-Partisan)  3.3%
Army veteran Brian Mast (R) defeated businessman Randy Perkins (D). This seat was one of the easier seats for Republicans to pick up in this Republican leaning east Florida district. Incumbent Representative Patrick Murphy (D) made the 18th District an open seat with his decision to run for the U.S. Senate.

Florida Congressional District 19
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 4:48:01 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
David Byron (Write-In)   
Robert Neeld (Democratic Party)  34.1%
Francis Rooney (Republican Party)  65.9% Winner
Timothy Rossano (Write-In)   
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Francis Rooney (R) defeated Robert Neeld (D) for the southwest Florida district. The Florida 19th was represented by Representative Curt Clawson (R) who decided to retire from Congress.

Florida Congressional District 20
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:49:08 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Alcee Hastings (Democratic Party)  80.3% Winner
Gary Stein (Republican Party)  19.7%

Florida Congressional District 21
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:49:35 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Lois Frankel (Democratic Party)  62.6% Winner
Paul Spain (Republican Party)  35.3%
W. Michael Trout (Non-Partisan)  2.1%

Florida Congressional District 22
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:49:54 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Ted Deutch (Democratic Party)  58.9% Winner
Andrea McGee (Republican Party)  41.1%

Florida Congressional District 23
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:50:37 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Donald Endriss (Non-Partisan)  1.6%
Joseph Kaufman (Republican Party)  40.5%
Lyle Milstein (Non-Partisan)  1.2%
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Democratic Party)  56.7% Winner

Florida Congressional District 24
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/8/2016 7:47:19 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Frederica Wilson (Democratic Party)  100% Winner

Florida Congressional District 25
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:50:59 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican Party)  62.5% Winner
Alina Valdes (Democratic Party)  37.5%

Florida Congressional District 26
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 11:59:16 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Carlos Curbelo (Republican Party)  53.0% Winner
Joe Garcia (Democratic Party)  41.2%
Jose Peixoto (Non-Partisan)  5.9%
In a tight race incumbent Representative Carlos Curbelo (R) was re-elected over former Representative Joe Garcia (D) for this district representing part of Miami and the Florida Keys.

Florida Congressional District 27
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:51:11 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Scott Fuhrman (Democratic Party)  45.1%
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican Party)  54.9% Winner
Incumbent Representative Illean Ros-Lehtinen (R) defeated Scott Fuhrman (D) in her district that had been made more competitive by the redistricting process this year.

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.