Breakdown of candidates for Tuesday’s primary elections

Reporter: Claire Galt Writer: Jasmine Singletary
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A breakdown of the candidates for Tuesday’s primary elections, and why they are important.

There are so many races from here in Southwest Florida to across the state.

What does Tuesday’s primary mean? It means picking an opponent to take on Governor Ron DeSantis in November.

Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist is running to take his seat back this time as a Democrat Commissioner of Agriculture, Nikki Fried is a chance to move into the governor’s mansion.

The two Democrats have focused their efforts around reproductive rights, affordable housing, environmental issues, classroom decisions, and gun reform.

On Capitol Hill, Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings is trying to push Republican Senator Marco Rubio out of his seat. First, she has to beat William Sanchez, Brian Rush, and Ricardo De La Fuente on Tuesday.

In Southwest Florida it means picking a representative in D.C, incumbent Byron Donalds and Jim Huff will face off Tuesday to run against Democratic candidate Cindy Banyai in November.

One of DeSantis’s closest allies, Republican Ashley Moody wants to be re-elected to the state’s top legal post, attorney general. She’ll face the winner of the Democratic party Aramis Ayala, Jim Lewis, or Daniel Uhfelder.

To vote on Tuesday, you must visit your assigned polling location and bring a valid photo I.D. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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