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Mica Beats Adams in Fla. Primary

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., defeated Rep. Sandy Adams in Florida's 7th District Republican primary.

  • With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Mica led Adams 61 percent to 39 percent. The Associated Press called the race for Mica.
  • The freshman Adams tried to tag Transportation Committee Chairman Mica as an earmarker and a supporter of federal spending, and she drew some notable conservative endorsements. But Mica had far more money and stronger, deeper local connections from 20 years in the House.
  • Adams started out behind and, without independent expenditure help from outside conservative groups, she couldn't catch up despite trying the same outsider narrative that helped Ted Cruz to victory in the Texas GOP Senate runoff. Adams is the 11th House member to lose a primary this cycle.

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