Florida Democrat Charlie Crist wins re-election to House

Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist won re-election Tuesday to Florida's district representing St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

In a landslide victory, Crist defeated his Republican challenger, George Buck -- taking in 57.6 percent of the vote.

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Crist, the former governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011, has served as the U.S. Representative from Florida's 13th congressional district since 2017.

Crist had a major fundraising advantage over Buck, reportedly raising $3 million compared to Buck's $30,000.

In a tweet thanking his supporters, Crist said: "Thanks to everyone who knocked doors and made calls to make this possible! I am honored to continue serving my Pinellas neighbors. God bless!"

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