New Member: Republican Neal Dunn Wins Florida's 2nd District
Former Army surgeon replaces retiring Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham

Republican Neal Dunn is the congressman-elect for Florida's 2nd District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Neal Dunn will defeat Democrat Walt Dartland in Florida's 2nd District, The Associated Press projects. 

Dunn led Dartland 66 percent to 31 percent with 28 percent of precincts reporting. 

Florida GOP Primaries Will Shape Next Year's Conference
Five of the state's 8 open seats are safe for Republicans

Mary Thomas, Republican candidate for Florida's 2nd District, has the support of the House Freedom Fund. (JM Rieger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

With a third of Florida's delegation retiring at the end of this term, open-seat races dot the Sunshine State's redistricted congressional map.

Five of the open eight House seats are in Safe Republican districts, which means the winners of Tuesday's primaries will likely be the next members of Congress.

Establishment GOP Looks to Arizona, Florida Primaries to Bolster Ranks
Super PAC targeting Freedom Caucus member Paul Gosar in Arizona

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., is being targeted in his primary at the end of this month. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

After defeating House Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp last week, establishment Republicans are looking ahead to their next conservative targets. 

The goal is to have a House conference that cooperates with leadership. And primaries are the best way for establishment Republicans to eliminate troublemakers.

Gwen Graham 'Seriously Considering' Run for Governor
The Florida Democrat will not seek re-election to Congress

Facing a difficult re-election in a district that became significantly more Republican in recent redistricting, Florida Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham announced in a video message Thursday that she would not seek a second term in Congress and is instead weighing a gubernatorial bid.  

"Our state government is just dysfunctional, and this causes me to rethink how I can best serve the people of North Florida and our state," Graham says in the video. "Floridians are hungry for new leadership — and I'm so excited to tell you, first, I'm seriously considering running for governor in 2018,"  

Democrats Likely to Bank Trio of GOP House Seats
Virginia’s 4th District, Florida’s 10th and 13th districts look favorable

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is poised to head to Congress as a Democrat. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images file photo)

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has declined to run in Florida’s 13th District, closing the book on a Republican scenario to hold the seat. Baker's decision makes it all but certain that a third GOP-held district will go to Democrats this cycle.  

The court-mandated redrawing of Florida’s congressional map changed the 13th District from a competitive district to a Democratic-leaning seat that President Barack Obama won with 55 percent of the vote in 2012.