BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The race in the democratic primary for Florida’s 20th Congressional District was a combative one.
Incumbent Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick ran against former Broward commissioner Dale Holness and state Rep. Anika Omphroy.
Cherfilus-McCormick won a special election for the seat last year, defeating Holness by just five votes.
This time it wasn’t nearly as close, with the race being called for the incumbent early Tuesday evening.
Cherfilus-McCormick now becomes a heavy favorite to keep the congressional seat during November’s election.
The primary race was nasty at times, with Cherfilus-McCormick accusing Holness of running a smear campaign.
She filed a lawsuit against Holness last month for more than $1 million.
Holness conceded on Tuesday night, telling supporters that he was outspent.
Cherfilus-McCormick will now run against republican candidate Drew Montez Clark, who ran unopposed, in November.
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