WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Freshman Republican Congressman Daniel Webster has survived a close race to return to Washington from central Florida.
With 95 percent of District 10 precincts reporting, Webster had 51.9 percent of the vote. Democratic challenger Val Demings phoned Webster to offer her concession.
Webster's narrow win comes despite the fact that Demings out-fundraised her opponent and is well-known as a former Orlando police chief.
Webster is a former speaker of the state House and majority leader in the Senate. He is a hero to many Republicans for defeating a brash liberal congressman, Alan Grayson, in 2010. Grayson is going back to Washington, though -- he won a newly created seat Tuesday.