Despite late allegations of voting law violations as well as controversy over her work with the Republican-bankrolled anti-Fair Districts group, Protect Your Vote, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, has defeated her Republican challenger, Mike Yost.
In his concession speech, Yost thanked family and supporters, saying his 2010 campaign was not an end, but a beginning: “I’ve never been a quitter; I feel like we fought the good fight. I’m not ashamed of the job that we did. As they say, all good things must come to an end.” —Virginia Chamlee
The Florida Education Association filed a lawsuit this morning challenging mandatory contributions to state employee pensions, in what is likely the first of several legal challenges the union will bring against laws passed this year.