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2018 General Election Results: Voters Back Florida Chamber Candidates

A record 8 million plus Floridians voted in the 2018 general election – besting turnout for a Florida gubernatorial election. And their votes show they agree with the Florida Chamber of Commerce. After recruiting pro-jobs candidates and investing more than $19 million in get-out-the-vote efforts, the Florida Chamber saw positive midterm election results. Voters supported Florida Chamber-backed candidates in 80 of 86 endorsed races – including U.S. Senate and Governor and Cabinet races – and four proposed amendments to Florida’s constitution. The balance of power in the Florida Legislature will remain with Republicans. Party breakdown in the Florida Senate is 23 Republicans to 17 Democrats, and in the House, 73 Republicans to 47 Democrats.

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Elections matter and the Florida Chamber’s engagement efforts have begun. We are recruiting and electing pro-business, pro-job candidates, chosen by hundreds of rigorous candidate interview sessions—Florida’s most thorough and respected pro-business candidate review process. The Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI) is traveling statewide, interviewing hundreds of potential candidates for office. Prior to the interview process each candidate must complete a thorough and intensive questionnaire that outlines their position on the issues important to Florida’s future.

Our mission remains to secure Florida’s future. We will continue to advocate for candidates who have Florida’s future as a priority, and fight to lead Florida in the right direction. You can help by hosting political fundraisers, investing in the Florida Chamber’s political efforts or by simply signing up for www.FloridaWins.org. We urge you to join us in the arena to make Florida more competitive.