Republican Brian Mast wins re-election over Lauren Baer

Posted at 8:31 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 06:44:41-05

MIAMI (AP) -- GOP U.S. Rep. Brian Mast re-elected to second term in Florida's 18th House District.

Mast defeated Democrat Lauren Baer on Tuesday for a second term in the 18th District, which includes Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Jupiter.

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Mast served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan as a bomb technician, losing both legs when a device exploded. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other commendations.

In Congress, Mast has generally supported President Donald Trump's policies and also worked on veterans' issues.

Baer is an attorney who previously served as an adviser to former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and ex-U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.

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