The Corner

Florida House Wipeout


The GOP has picked up its three main targets in Florida. Steve Southerland is trouncing Allen Boyd (FL-2) by 56 percent to 39 percent with a third of the vote in; Daniel Webster is giving Alan Grayson (FL-8) the devil of a time, beating him by 17 points with 66 percent in. And Sandy Adams is trouncing Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24) by 60 percent to 40 percent with 67 percent in.

The consensus was that all three seats would fall to the GOP, so the one race to watch in the Sunshine State is Col. Allen West’s challenge of Democrat Ron Klein (FL-22). Only .5 percent of the precincts are reporting, but because of Florida’s liberal absentee-voting law, over 68,000 votes have been tallied. West leads by 9,400 votes, another sign the wave is going to crest very high tonight.

Henry Olsen — Mr. Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, an editor at, and the author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism.

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