BULLETIN (AP) -- Tom Rooney, GOP, nominated U.S. House, District 17, Florida.
BULLETIN (AP) -- Ander Crenshaw, GOP, nominated U.S. House, District 4, Florida.
There might be a problem with the numbers on the St. Lucie County website.
STUART — With about half of the vote tallied at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, challenger Laurie Gaylord had a nearly two-to-one lead over incumbent Nancy Kline in the race for superintendent of Martin County schools. -tcpalm.com
BULLETIN (AP) -- Allen West, GOP, nominated U.S. House, District 18, Florida.
MIAMI (AP) -- Fla. Sen. Bill Nelson, GOP challenger Connie Mack easily win primary races; will meet in Nov.
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON
AP Political Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson will face Republican Connie Mack IV in November after each easily won his respective primary.
Nelson had about 80 percent of the vote in early returns Tuesday while Mack had almost 60 percent. Both had been heavy favorites.
Their wins set up a contest for the seat once held by Mack's father, Connie Mack III.
Update 8:30 p.m.: With substantial results in from Palm Beach County, the Sun-Sentinel is projecting the re-election of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, Clerk of Courts Sharon Bock and Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits; Democratic primary victory for incumbent Tax Collector Anne Gannon, and election of Peter Evans to the County Judge, Group 4 position.
The Sun-Sentinel is now projecting victory for Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher.
STUART—Martin County Property Appraiser Laurel Kelly won a seventh term in office Tuesday and broke her record for margin of victory over six-time challenger Rick Lussy.
Kelly received nearly 90 percent of the vote, topping her 2004 and 2008 tallies when she about 85 percent. Reported by: tcpalm.com
The Sun-Sentinel projects Ellyn Bogdanoff the winner of the State Senate District 34 Republican primary.
FORT PIERCE — Vince Gaskin and Linda Hudson will face off in a Nov. 6 runoff to be the next mayor.
Gaskin took 28.31 percent of the votes while Hudson had 23.89 percent in Tuesday's primary election. If a candidate didn't receive more than 50 percent of the votes, the top two vote-getters have a runoff. Reported by: tcpalm.com
In the Palm Beach County Commission District 5 race, the Sun-Sentinel projects Mary Lou Berger as the winner.
MARTIN COUNTY — Sheriff Republican primary winner state Rep. William Snyder credits his record as a state legislator for his win Tuesday night.
"People know me," said Snyder, who has spent six years as a legislator. "I have a track record and people know what I have done."
About half of Republican voters chose Snyder, 59, over candidates John "Ski" Pietruszewski, a Sheriff’s Office major and David Dees, a former director of law enforcement for the Florida Department of Transportation.
Snyder will face write-in candidate Trent Wetherald of Hobe Sound in the general election in November.
However, Snyder is a heavy favorite in Republican leaning Martin County. Reported by: tcpalm.com