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The AFBF awarded Spano with the “Friends of Farm Bureau" due to “his leadership in supporting Florida’s farming and ranching communities.” The Florida Farm Bureau nominated Spano for the award and the AFBF’s Board of Directors approved it.
Democrats were chomping at the bit to go to the polls in the northern suburbs of Orlando, and they cut the voter registration deficit down to almost nothing. While the Democrats put forth a massive effort, they came up short in several races.
The stakes could not be higher in the Sunshine State with its 29 electoral college votes.
When the smoke cleared on Tuesday, Franklin won by less than 600 votes, taking 51.3 percent of the vote while Spano pulled 48.7 percent.
With the deadline for congressional candidates in Florida to file now in the rearview mirror, both major parties are planning which U.S. House races in the Sunshine State to focus on.
First elected to Congress last year after three terms in the Florida House, Spano represents parts of Hillsborough, Lake and Polk Counties.
While he is expected to be a top target next year, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., stressed his conservatism as he gets ready to run for a second term.