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Curt Clawson Wins Special Election Primary In Race For Trey Radel's Seat

04/22/2014 08:17 pm ET | Updated Apr 22, 2014
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Curt Clawson has defeated three other challengers in the race for Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) former House seat, the Associated Press reports.

Clawson, a self-funded Florida businessman, will face off against Democrat April Freeman in the June 24 general election.

Three other Republicans vied for the GOP nomination: Lizbeth Benacquisto, Michael Dreikorn and Paige Kreegel.

Radel resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.

As the Associated Press notes, Clawson led the fundraising race with $2.8 million. According to Politico, Clawson put $3.4 million of his own money into his campaign. The primary was also flooded by outside groups, with $2.1 million spent mostly in attack ads.

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