Carl Domino, Michael Grant fail in efforts to return to Fla. House

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Among the many “retreads” — candidates who had previously served in the House or Senate, but have been out of office, mostly due to term limits — on their way back to the Florida House, Carl Domino and Michael Grant will not be among them.

Tequesta Republican MaryLynn Magar collected 42 percent of the vote Tuesday to win a five-way primary in House District 82, blocking former Rep. Carl Domino from returning to the House. Domino received 31 percent of the vote in the district, which includes parts of Martin and Palm Beach counties. Magar faces only a write-in candidate in the November general election.

Grant lost a GOP primary Tuesday in his bid to return to the House in a southwest Florida district. Estero Republican Ray Rodrigues won nearly 50 percent of the vote in a three-way primary in District 76 in Lee County. The primary decided the winner of the seat, as Rodrigues does not face opposition in the general election.

Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this post.

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