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Republicans Carlos Jimenez And Maria Elvira Salazar Topple 2 Democratic Congresswomen In Florida

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Republican candidates Carlos Jimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar beat two Democratic incumbents for the U.S. House in Florida.

Gimenez beat out incumbent Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, according to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Salazar beat out Democrat incumbent Donna Shalala of Florida’s 27th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press and  WSVN. The two faced off in a rematch after Shalala won in 2018. Shalala previously served as Health and Human Services secretary under President Bill Clinton, while Salazar is a journalist who focused on Latin America, according to CBS 4 Miami.

Trump also endorsed Salazar, saying she was “badly needed in Washington.” (RELATED: Woman Flies Back To Florida, Votes In-Person After Her Mail-In Ballot Never Arrived)

Over in Florida’s 26th congressional district, Gimenez had 52% of the vote over Mucarsel-Powell with 95% of precincts reporting, according to CBS 4 Miami. Gimenez, the mayor of Miami-Dade, celebrated his win.

“Today was a rejection of extremism, today was a rejection of partisanship and today was a rejection of socialism,” Gimenez said, per the same report. “This country needs to start to work together because it has threats both inside and outside.”