Matt Gaetz to Serve With Father in Florida Legislature; Democrat Ted Deutch Headed to Congress

Apr 13, 2010


Early results of today’s April 13, 2010 Florida Special General Elections for United States Congressional District 19 and State House District 4 were posted in the St. Petersburg Times “The Buzz” Blog, which is reprinted below, along with the Florida Division of Elections unofficial returns for each race. 

Republican Matt Gaetz took 66 percent of the vote against his Democratic opponent in District 4, while Democrat Ted Deutch won his seat by more than 10 points over Republican challenger Ed Lynch.


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Matt Gaetz wins Sansom’s old seat

Posted by Alex Leary at 09:39:52 PM on April 13, 2010


And then there were two Gaetzes.

Matt Gaetz, son of state Sen. Don Gaetz, won the special election tonight to replace indicted former House Speaker Ray Sansom, R-Destin. 

State Representative
District: 4
County Matt Gaetz
Jan Fernald
Okaloosa 8,318 4,586
Santa Rosa 1,800 626
Total 10,118 5,212
% Votes 66.0% 34.0%


Ted Deutch is Florida’s new Congressman

Posted by Alex Leary at 09:31:32 PM on April 13, 2010


State Sen. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, cruised to victory in the Congressional District 19 race tonight.

Detuch was the favorite from the day Robert Wexler said he was quitting to become head of the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation in Washington.

United States Representative
District: 19
County Edward Lynch
Ted Deutch
Jim McCormick
Josue Larose
Broward 5,837 7,342 458 0
Palm Beach 0 0 0 0
Total 5,837 7,342 458 0
% Votes 42.8% 53.8% 3.4% 0.0%




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