Democratic US Rep. Al Lawson wins 2nd term in north Florida

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 19:10:30-05

MIAMI (AP) - Democratic Rep. Al Lawson has been re-elected to Congress from Florida.

Lawson won a second term Tuesday representing the 5th District, which extends from Tallahassee to Jacksonville in north Florida.

Lawson is a longtime former state legislator and insurance agent. He defeated former Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown in the Democratic primary in August.

On Tuesday, Lawson defeated Republican Virginia Fuller, a registered nurse and pediatric-care facility operator who moved to Florida about two years ago after decades in California.