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Florida's 15th congressional district
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Current Representative Bill Posey (R)
Population (2000) 639,295
Median income $39,397
Ethnicity 84.8% White, 7.7% Black, 1.6% Asian, 11.3% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+6

Florida's 15th congressional district is a congressional district in Florida.

The district contains most of Brevard County south of the city of Cocoa, all of Indian River County, most of Osceola County, and a very small portion of Polk County.

The current Representative from the 15th district is Republican Bill Posey. John McCain received 52 percent of the vote in this district in 2008. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R +4.

In January 2008, former Rep. Dave Weldon announced that he would not be seeking re-election. The 2008 race for Florida's 15th Congressional District was between Posey, Stephen Blythe (Democrat), and Frank Zilaitis (no party affiliation). Posey was victorious with 53.1 percent of the vote.

Past Congressional elections

  • In 2004, Weldon was elected by 65.4 percent against 34.6 percent for his Democratic opponent Simon Pristoop.
  • In 2006, Weldon was re-elected by 56.3 percent against 43.7 percent for his Democratic opponent Robert M. Bowman.
  • In 2008, Republican Bill Posey was elected by 53.1 percent against 41.9 percent for his Democratic opponent, Stephen Blythe.

References

1. 2008 Race Tracker[1]

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