Incumbent Buchanan defeats Schneider in race for U.S. House

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Incumbent Buchanan defeats Schneider in race for U.S. House

November 10, 2016

Incumbent Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan closed in on a win Tuesday night to enter his sixth term as a U.S. representative.

As of 9 p.m., Buchanan had almost 60 percent, or 227,996, of the vote while his Democratic opponent Jan Schneider had 40 percent, or 153,125 votes.

One of the wealthiest members of Congress, Buchanan has been at the forefront of the district’s fight against heroin and prescription opioid abuse. In traditional GOP fashion, he champions a balanced budget amendment, lower tax rates and a hard line on illegal immigration.

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