Janet Adkins tops Cory Byrd in HD 11

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Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, was cruising to victory Tuesday in a primary fight against Neptune Beach attorney Cord Byrd in the redrawn House District 11. Adkins, seeking a third term, was easily beating Byrd in Nassau and Duval counties, with almost all precincts reporting in both counties, reports the News Service of Florida. Democrat Dave Smith, of Neptune Beach, and a write-in candidate await Adkins in the November general election.

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