Last updated: Aug. 24, 2022 at 4:17 p.m. ET

2022 Florida primary elections results

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U.S. Senate

Rep. Val Demings, the former Orlando police chief, is expected to secure the Democratic nod to challenge Sen. Marco Rubio. This race will be one of the Democrats’ only chances to oust a Republican incumbent in November.

Democratic primary

Democratic primary

Demings is projected to win. An estimated 98 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Val Demings Demings 1,262,34784.3%
Brian Rush Rush 94,0576.3
William Sanchez Sanchez 84,4615.6
Ricardo De La Fuente De La Fuente 56,6633.8
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Republican primary

Republican primary

Rubio has won unopposed.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.

incumbent Marco Rubio

incumbent Rubio

00%
Uncontested
No results reported.

Governor

Former governor Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried, a liberal newcomer, are the Democrats looking to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in the fall.

Democratic primary

Democratic primary

Crist is projected to win. An estimated 98 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Charlie Crist Crist 903,58059.7%
Nikki Fried Fried 534,83835.3
Cadance Daniel Daniel 38,1352.5
Robert Willis Willis 36,7202.4
An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Republican primary

Republican primary

DeSantis has won unopposed.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.

incumbent Ron DeSantis

incumbent DeSantis

00%
Uncontested
No results reported.

U.S. House

Several Republican intraparty contests will produce likely new members of Congress because of the districts’ conservative tilt. Donald Trump has endorsed Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna (R) in the 13th District; and one Republican in the 7th District to replace retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) says he won’t commit to supporting Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as speaker if Republicans retake the House majority.

The Post estimated the lean of 2022 congressional districts using 2020 presidential results by precinct from Decision Desk HQ and estimates where actual votes at the precinct level were unavailable. Districts classified as “Strong Biden” and “Strong Trump” show where a candidate is estimated to have won by 15 percentage points or more. “Lean Biden” and “Lean Trump” districts had estimated vote margins between five and 15 points. “Close” districts show an estimated margin within five points.

By: Lenny Bronner, Dana Cassidy, Tyler Fisher, Holden Foreman, Dylan Freedman, Jen Haskell, Chloe Langston, Emily Liu, Brittany Renee Mayes, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Chris Zubak-Skees