Democratic primary to replace US Rep. Hastings very close

Alcee Hastings
Posted at 1:17 AM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 21:01:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic primary to replace late Democratic U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is too close to call with most of the votes counted in the South Florida district. Tuesday's special primary election saw 11 Democrats and two Republicans seeking the open seat to represent the heavily Democratic congressional district that includes Broward and Palm Beach counties. Businessman Jason Mariner won the GOP primary, but the Democratic primary was too close to call. With nearly 99% of the vote counted, fewer than 100 votes separated the Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness and health care company CEO Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick.