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Ashley Moody, Sean Shaw show strength throughout state

In running up double-digit wins in Tuesday’s primaries for Florida attorney general, Republican Ashley Moody and Democrat Sean Shaw dominated statewide.

Moody, a former Hillsborough County circuit judge, took all but four counties in her battle with state Rep. Frank White — Charlotte, Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa.

White, a Pensacola Republican who drew 43.2 percent of the 1.55 million votes cast, represents parts of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the House. White had his best showing in Escambia, where he won by a margin of 21,987 to 12,838.

In the Democratic primary, Shaw defeated Ryan Torrens, a Hillsborough County lawyer, in every county. Shaw, a freshman state House member from Tampa and former state insurance consumer advocate, received 73.76 percent of the nearly 1.4 million votes cast. Shaw received 76 percent of the vote in Hillsborough County.

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