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Nikki Fried Pulls Ahead In Race For Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner

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Jose A. Iglesias
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Miami Herald
The Democratic nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nicole “Nikki” Fried, speaks to supporters during a rally in Orlando, August 31, 2018.";s:

Nicole “Nikki” Fried may have a fighting chance at being the Democrat’s last hope for a statewide seat.

The Fort Lauderdale attorney and lobbyist is leading Republican challenger Rep. Matt Caldwell by a mere 575 votes as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Division of Elections. At the start of the day, she trailed Caldwell by about 4,000 votes.

It is almost certain that a manual recount is in store: the threshold is 0.25 points. But unofficial statewide results have to be reported to the state elections office before a recount can be officially ordered. The deadline for counties to report unofficial results is Saturday at noon.

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