Florida's 26th Congressional District
|Florida's 26th Congressional District|
|Current incumbent||Carlos Curbelo|
|Gender||49% Male, 51% Female|
|Race||86.3% White, 9.8% Black, 1.4% Asian, 0.3% Native American|
|Median household income||$48,899|
|High school graduation rate||79.8%|
|College graduation rate||26.2%|
The current representative of the 26th Congressional District is Carlos Curbelo (R).
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Florida's 26th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Joe Garcia faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Carlos Curbelo triumphed over Ed MacDougall, Joe Martinez, Lorenzo Palomares Starbuck and former U.S. Rep. David Rivera. Curbelo then beat incumbent Garcia in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Florida District 26 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Joe Garcia Incumbent||48.5%||78,306|
|Source: Florida Division of Elections|
|U.S. House, Florida District 26 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David Rivera Incumbent||43%||108,820|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- See also: Redistricting in Florida
In 2011, the Florida State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. Florida's 26th Congressional District is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.
- The Washington Post, "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats," accessed December 15, 2011
- Florida 2012 Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed July 5, 2012
- Daily KOS, "Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: National Democrats look to retake Florida swing seat," January 15, 2015
- Associated Press, "Primary Results 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
- The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Florida," November 6, 2012
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