Longtime Miami prosecutor wins primary
MIAMI (AP) -- The longtime chief prosecutor in Florida's most populous county has claimed victory in the Democratic primary and now faces a pair of write-in candidates in November.
With 87 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle had more than 60 percent of the vote, defeating defense attorney Roderick Vereen. Vereen is best known for representing one of the defendants in the so-called "Liberty City Seven" terrorism case.
Because attorneys Omar Malone and Michele Samaroo filed to run as write-in candidates, their names won't appear on the fall ballot. And with no Republican challenger, Rundle's name will appear alone in November.
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