Laura Loomer loses Florida congressional race to Lois Frankel

South Florida incumbent Democrat defeats right-wing challenger Laura Loomer.

David Rosenberg ,

Laura Loomer for Congress
Laura Loomer for Congress
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Representative Lois Frankel has won reelection in the race for Florida’s 21st district to the US House of Representatives, defeating Republican challenger Laura Loomer.

With 90% of the votes in for the district, the incumbent Democrat is leading Loomer 59.3% to 38.9%, and is projected to hold the seat.

Florida’s 21st congressional district, which spans much of the Miami-Dade area’s suburbs including Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, is a Democratic-leaning area rated as being nine points more Democratic than the US as a whole by the Cook Partisan Voter Index.

In 2018, Frankel ran unopposed in the general election. In 2016, she defeated Republican Paul Spain with 62.7% of the vote to 35.1%.

Frankel was first elected in 2012, and co-chairs the Democratic Women’s Caucus.

Loomer, a 27-year-old right-wing activist, was endorsed by President Donald Trump and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, a prominent Florida conservative popular with the state’s Republican base.



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