Attorney Nikki Fried wins Democratic primary for Florida agriculture commissioner

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Posted at 9:03 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 21:03:00-04

MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer from South Florida with ties to the state's medical marijuana industry has won the Florida Democratic primary for agriculture commissioner.

Nikki Fried defeated Jeff Porter and Roy David Walker on Tuesday.

The 40-year old Fried helped lobby for medical marijuana legislation two years ago. Last week, Wells Fargo shut down Fried's campaign account after she had "funds received from lobbyists from the medical marijuana industry."

Fried would be the state's first woman agriculture commissioner if elected.

The Republican race has four challengers - Matt Caldwell, Denise Grimsley, Mike McCalister and Baxter Troutman.