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

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:

    • Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Darren Soto faces a primary challenge from fellow democrat Alan Grayson, who represented this district from 2013 to 2017, and the 8th district from 2009 to 2011. The winner will face republican Wayne Liebnitzky in the November election.
    • 9th Congressional District map:
    • Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Val Demings faces a primary challenge from democrat Wade Darius. No republicans have filed to run against the democratic nominee.​​​​​​
    • 10th Congressional District map:

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