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[UPDATE] U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd Unseated in North Florida

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

** UPDATE 11-2-2010 11:35 PM **
Tallahassee, FL - U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) issued the statement below following the results of the election for U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s second congressional district:

“It has been an honor to serve the people of this district and I am extremely proud of the progress we have made for our communities. Right now, our country is facing a number of critical challenges and it is my hope that we can move beyond the partisanship that has divided this great country and that we can come together to move our nation forward.”

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Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Conservative Democratic Congressman
Allen Boyd has been unseated in north Florida after serving seven
terms.
The Monticello farmer lost to Panama City funeral home director
Steve Southerland on Tuesday in Florida's 2nd District, which
sprawls across 16 counties.
With 84 percent of the expected vote counted, Southerland had 54
percent while Boyd had 40 percent. Two other candidates got the
rest.
Southerland played up his outsider status and hammered Boyd for
supporting the federal stimulus plan and health care overhaul.
Boyd touted his efforts to get funds for local projects such as
military bases. The Blue Dog Democrat even got endorsements from
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Rifle Association. Those
are rare for a Democrat. But that couldn't save Boyd.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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