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U.S. Rep. Brian Mast wins Republican nomination for Florida's 21st congressional district

Corinna Robinson ran unopposed in Democratic race
Brian Mast in February 2020
Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-23 23:30:54-04

WASHINGTON — Incumbent U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House in Florida's 21st Congressional District.

Mast is looking to represent the Treasure Coast and northern Palm Beach County for a fourth term.

He easily defeated his three Republican challengers, Jeffrey Buongiorno, Melissa Martz and Ljubo Skrbic, in Tuesday's primary.

Mast, an Army veteran who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan, released the following statement Tuesday night:

"Tonight's victory is an honor. Thank you again for allowing me to represent our community," Mast said. "I didn't risk my life in combat so DC Democrats could tear us apart from within, so I will keep fighting as I did in combat — with every damn thing I have —to restore the American dream!"

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This seat was formerly District 18 but was changed this year during redistricting.

Corinna Robinson, Democratic candidate for Florida's 21st Congressional District
Corinna Robinson is the Democratic candidate for Florida's 21st congressional district.

The Democratic nominee for the November election will be Corinna Robinson, who ran unopposed in the primary.

"I am running because I care deeply about preserving our American democracy," Robinson said. "I’ve been a fighter for over 35 years in the military, as a government civilian and here in the state of Florida."