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Curbelo, Domino to take on congressional Democrats



Tonight’s congressional primaries lacked drama but we now have a clear sense of key matchups for November. Three races worth watching:

In South Florida, Carlos Curbelo won the District 26 GOP primary for the right to challenge Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia of Miami. Expect that to be a noisy, costly battle.

A bit north, Carl Domino beat the competition in District 18 and will face Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy. Once considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the country, Murphy has raised a lot of money, cast votes that appeal to Republicans, and had the fortune of a GOP field that lacked a rock star. Domino has deep pockets but will national Republicans back him up?

The premier race in Florida has already been staged: Democrat Gwen Graham vs. Republican incumbent Steve Southerland of Panama City.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:06pm]


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