Janet Cruz wins House District 58 race

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With all of precincts reporting in the House District 58 special election to replace Democrat Mike Scionti, Democrat Janet Cruz has defeated Republican Hunter Chamberlin by an overwhelming 65-35% margin.

Cruz took in 2,385 votes to Chamberlin's 1,288.  Write in Democratic candiate Jose Vasquez got only 19 votes. 

The verdict isn't suprising, considering that Cruz raised a reported $54,000  compared to Chamberlin's paltry $2,000.  

Voter turnout for the special election called by Governor Charlie Crist after Scionti resigned from his seat in December was 5.75%.

We'll have more on the election tomorrow.

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