Greg Steube wins Florida's 17th Congressional District seat

Republican Greg Steube has beaten April Freeman-Allen Ellison, a Democrat, in the race for the House seat representing Florida's 17th Congressional District, currently held by Republican Thomas J. Rooney.

With all precincts reporting, Steube has 62.3 percent of the vote, followed by Freeman-Allen Ellison with 37.7 percent.

Rooney has represented the district in the House since 2013.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of Florida's House seats have been decided; two switched hands, all going to Democrats.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for President Trump, a Republican, in 2016 by a margin of 27.2 points. Trump won Florida by 1.2 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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