Charlie Crist Goes To Congress; Political Novice Stephanie Murphy Unseats US Rep. John Mica


Charlie Crist goes to Congress; political novice Stephanie Murphy unseats US Rep. John Mica

Florida voters on Tuesday sent a former governor to Congress and called home a 24-year veteran lawmaker from Washington.
By Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida
TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters on Tuesday sent a former governor to Congress and called home a 24-year veteran lawmaker from Washington.
Charlie Crist, a former one-term Republican governor who lost the 2014 governor’s race as a Democrat, defeated U.S. Rep. David Jolly, an Indian Shores Republican, in the redrawn Congressional District 13, which is centered on Crist’s hometown of St. Petersburg.
Crist edged Jolly, who was first elected to Congress in a special election in 2014 …

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