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Multiple Republicans Knock Off Democrat Members Of Congress In Races
MIAMI - DECEMBER 10: Maria Elvira Salazar attends People En Espanol Celebrating The "2008 Stars of the Year" Issue at Grass Lounge on December 10, 2008 in Miami, Florida.
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Multiple Republican candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night upset the Democrat incumbents that they were running against.

Among the wins was Republican Carlos Gimenez, the former mayor of Miami-Dade County, who beat Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.

WSVN 7 News reported:

Gimenez beat Mucarsel-Powell 52% to 48% of votes, with 93% of the precincts reporting. In a speech to his supporters, the mayor said that he wants to work as a bipartisan congressman, unlike his opponent, he said, who’s only working solely for her party. …

Gimenez said that working as a mayor during the pandemic was perhaps the biggest challenge he ever faced. He was elected mayor in 2011 and his term limit ended with him claiming Florida’s 26th Congressional district seat.

Republican Maria Elvira Salazar, backed by President Donald Trump, knocked off far-left Rep. Donna Shalala in Florida’s 27th Congressional District.

CBS 4 Miami reported:

With 97 percent of the votes counted, Salazar, a former TV journalist, received 51 percent of the vote over Shalala’s 49 percent. As of 10:30 p.m., Shalala had not yet conceded the race.

Both candidates had faced each other in 2018, but this time the results were reversed. Salazar spent much of her campaign focused on Representative Shalala’s failure to report a series of personal stock transactions.

Nicole Malliotakis, who is Cuban, upset Rep. Max Rose in New York’s 11th Congressional District.

The New York Daily News reported:

Republicans tried their best to cut into Democrats’ majority in Congress on Tuesday, and got some encouraging results in New York City when a Republican Staten Island state assemblywoman took a big lead in her effort to flip a Democratic seat.

GOP Assembly member Nicole Malliotakis was solidly ahead of first-term Democratic Rep. Max Rose, returns showed. With 89% of voting scanners tallied, Malliotakis had 54.0% of the vote to Rose’s 40.6%.

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