April 14, 2010

Florida's 19th Congressional District Special Election Won by a Liberal

Yesterday's special election in Florida's 19th Congressional District did not go as conservatives hoped. Florida Democrat State Sen. Ted Deutch won Tuesday's special election to replace retiring Democrat U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler. With 100% of precincts reporting, Deutch had 62% of the vote; Republican Ed Lynch had 35% and independent Jim McCormick had 3%. Lynch did well in a district where democrats outnumber republicans by over 2-to-1 — 234,000 to about 111,000. The district voted about 65% for Obama in 2008 and 66% for John Kerry in 2004. Deutch raised $1.35 million while Lynch raised $103,000.

Wexler, a self-proclaimed "fire-breathing liberal," left office in January during his seventh congressional term to become president of the Washington-based Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation. Wexler endorsed Deutch who will now serve the remaining eight months of Wexler's term and then will have to run in November for re-election. Wexler has probably already planning a paid visit for Sen. Deutch to meet some anti-Israeli Arabs in the middle-East.

America's Best Choice talked with the Ed Lynch campaign office today. At present, Lynch has not decided if he will file for the general election. He and his supporters will over the next few weeks evaluate and and consider the options. It should be noted that while Deutch raised $1.35 million to Lynch $103,000; the return on the dollars invested in Lynch had a greater return per voter. In addition the Dems had to consume 13 times the amount of Lynch's campaign - $1.35 million - to retain the seat and to be able to gain entry into the general election. Based on the numbers, Deutch should have won by 66% but only garnered 62%. his indicates that Democrat vote is starting to erode even in this most liberal of voting district in Florida. Also. if a independent had not run, Lynch would have pulled 38% verses 35%. Both of which are significant numbers demographics and dollars spent in this district. Thanks for running Ed Lynch!

As for you Democrats in the Florida 19th District who voted for Deutch, we hope you wake up miserable in the coming days as you realize you and your children and children's children are going to suffer from the tax and spend liberal you sent to Congress to represent your district. Ted Deutch will now join Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama in their continued assault on America freedom and liberty.

TAGS: Florida, US House, US Congress, FL-19, District 19, special election, Edward Lynch, Ted Deutch

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