Kat Cammack wins Florida’s 3rd Congressional District’s Republican primary

Kat Cammack defeated Judson Sapp, Gavin Rollins, James St. George, and six others in the Republican primary in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District. With 98% of precincts reporting, Cammack received 25% of the vote followed by Sapp, Rollins, and St. George with 20%, 15%, and 14%, respectively. No other candidate received over 10% of the vote.

Incumbent Rep. Ted Yoho (R) is not running for re-election, leaving the seat open.

Cammack, a former deputy chief of staff to Yoho, received endorsements from two Tea Party organizations and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who said, “We need to send strong conservatives like … Cammack to Washington who have the courage to take on career politicians and drain the swamp.”

First elected in 2012, Yoho has represented District 3 since district lines were redrawn following the 2010 census, receiving over 55% of the vote in each election. In 2016, District 3 voters supported Donald Trump (R) over Hillary Clinton (D). Trump received 56% of the vote in the district to Clinton’s 40%.