MANATEE — Three Republicans newcomers slugged it out to be their party’s nominee for the District 67 state House seat being vacated by the term-limited Ron Reagan, but in the end Greg Steube won it going away.
In unofficial results posted on supervisors of elections websites Tuesday night, Steube had a decisive lead in Manatee, Sarasota and Hillsborough counties.
“I’m very happy with the campaign, we stayed positive, we stayed on message,” said Steube, who will attend a leadership meeting Thursday in Tallahassee with other GOP primary winners from around the state. “I’m going right to work on the general election.”
In Manatee, Steube took 57 percent of the vote, followed by Jeremiah Guccione with 27 percent and Robert McCann with 15 percent in unofficial returns. Although their percentages of the vote varied in Sarasota and Hillsborough, the order remained the same as in Manatee.