Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mike Hill Wins Florida HD 2 Race, Becoming Legislature's Only Black Republican

Tea party leader Mike Hill of Pensacola is Florida's newest state legislator, and the Florida Legislature's only black Republican, cruising to an easy victory in the House District 2 race to replace the late Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf Breeze.

With 72 percent of precincts in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties reporting their results, Hill was declared the winner against Democratic opponent Jeremy Lau, taking 58 percent of the vote to Lau's 42 percent.

Mike Hill speaks at the FWB Tea Party Tax Day Rally at the Landing in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.