Florida Republican who lost special election by 59 points refuses to concede, files suit

Florida Republican who lost special election by 59 points refuses to concede, files suit

A Florida Republican took a page out of former Donald Trump’s playbook this week, refusing to concede a congressional special election he lost by more than 59 points in one of the state’s most Democratic districts.

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, a health care executive who supports progressive policies like Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and a $1,000-per-month universal basic income, earlier this week defeated Republican Jason Mariner to succeed the late Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who served more than 14 terms in Congress before his death last April.

Mariner, however, refused to concede defeat despite losing the race by an […]

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