Democrat Margaret Good Flips Seat in Florida, The 36th Democratic Flip Since Trump’s Inauguration


Democrat Margaret Good won a special election for state representative in Florida’s 72nd district on Tuesday night, earning the Democratic party its 36th legislative flip since Trump’s inauguration.

The closely-watched race pitted Good against Libertarian Alison Foxall and Republican James Buchanan, whose father Vern represents the area in Congress.

The seat opened up last year when Republican Alex Miller resigned from the legislature citing her family and business as reasons. During the 2016 presidential election, President Trump won the district by just five points. But, overall, Republicans outnumber Democrats in the district by some 13,000 voters.

Read more at The Daily Beast.