Republican incumbent Brian Mast of Florida’s 21st Congressional District secured the party’s nomination for the U.S. House.
Mast is running for re-election to represent the Treasure Coast and northern Palm Beach County.
In the primary on Tuesday, he comfortably trounced his three Republican opponents, Jeffrey Buongiorno, Melissa Martz, and Ljubo Skrbic.
The following message was made public by Mast, an Army veteran who lost both of his legs while fighting in Afghanistan, on Tuesday night:
“The triumph tonight is a privilege. Thank you once again for allowing me to speak on behalf of our community “said Mast. “I won’t stop fighting like I did in war — with every darn thing I have — to restore the American ideal,” he said. “I didn’t sacrifice my life in combat so DC Democrats could rip us apart from inside.”
District 18 used to be this seat, but it was changed this year after redistricting.
Corinna Robinson, who had no challengers in the primary, will be the Democratic candidate in the general election in November.
Robinson said, “I am running because I care greatly about maintaining our American democracy. I’ve been a warrior for more than 35 years, both in the military and as a civilian working for the government in Florida.