Scotty Moore has emerged from a four-way race as the Republican nominee for Florida’s 9th Congressional District.
Moore, a Christian nonprofit worker, won 56% of the vote in Tuesday’s Republican primary and will face incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, in November. Jose Castillo took 24.6% of the vote, Adianis Morales had 13% and Sergio Ortiz 6%, according to Florida Department of Election’s unofficial results as of 8:09 p.m
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The redrawn 9th Congressional District takes up all of Osceola County as well as a chunk of southern Orange County and two very small slivers of Polk County in the far eastern areas near Davenport and Haines City.
Moore, an Orlando resident, has made firing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a key issue on his campaign’s website. He proposes to do this by flipping the House to Republican control in November. Other key issues mentioned include being pro-life and wanting to secure the country’s southern border.
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