‘Flipped To Red’: Ex-NFL Player Wins Florida State Senate Seat

Phoebe Haines sings the US national anthem before an NFL match between Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

At a glance

  • Former Philadelphia Eagles player Corey Simon won a Florida State Senate seat on Tuesday in the 2022 midterm elections, turning a once blue district to red.
  • Simon defeated incumbent Democrat Loranne Ausley for Florida’s Senate District Three Tuesday night, where he beat out Ausley with 53 percent of the vote to the Democrat’s 47 percent in state returns, the Eagleswire USA Today.com reported in a piece published Wednesday.
  • After results came in, the former Eagles player tweeted to his thousands of followers, “We did it! #TeamSimon.”

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