• Election checklist: Who's running in Central Florida's big 2018 races

    By: Kevin Williams

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    CENTRAL FLORIDA - Florida's big midterm races are getting national attention during the 2018 election season.

    No matter where you live, Florida voters will decide three major categories: Florida governor, U.S. Senator, and U.S. House Representative.

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    Here is a guide to all of the major races:

    U.S. Senate

    Incumbent democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is being challenged by republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Primary voters will not cast a ballot in this race for the Aug. 28 primary because each major party has only one candidate.

    Voters will decide on this race on Election Day, Nov. 6.

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    Florida Governor

    With Gov. Rick Scott leaving office because of a two-term limit, both parties are vying for the state's top executive office.

    Republican candidates:


    Democratic candidates:


    Voters registered as republicans or democrats will choose a candidate for their respective party in the primary Tues., Aug. 28.

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    U.S. House of Representatives

    All 27 of Florida’s congressional districts are up for grabs. The republican party currently holds 16 of the 27 congressional seats.

    U.S. House races impacting Central Florida:

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