Lindsay Cross won election to House District 60, defeating opponent Audrey Henson and keeping the seat blue. Cross took the seat with 54% of the vote, while Henson grabbed 46%.
Cross’ win comes as the St. Petersburg-based district holds a Democratic advantage of more than 8,000 voters. But Henson put up a good fight.
Henson dropped her congressional campaign to flip the blue St. Petersburg district red – a mission that was strengthened by hefty fundraising and strong support from the Florida GOP.
The self-described Christian conservative faced Democrat Cross, an environmental scientist and community activist who proved a competitive fundraiser.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media