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Report: Fred Costello wins CD 6 Hob Nob straw poll in Daytona

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Tuesday that Fred Costello won the Hob Nob straw poll of Congressional District 6 candidates at the Daytona Speedway.

Costello got 29 percent of the 251 votes cast, edging out G.G. Galloway and Brandon Patty, who both finished above 20 percent.

The News Journal report noted all five candidates on hand supported GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Not in attendance: former Congressman Ric Keller, who has withdrawn from the race.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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