Calvin Turnquest, a Bahamian-American is in a heated race in Florida’s 18th District for the United States House of Representatives. Florida’s 18th District Congressional contest promises to be one of the nation’s most important campaigns in the 2014 mid-term elections.

Mr Turnquest, who is reported to have a high crossover appeal among voters in the district, is a leading candidate for the Republican nomination, and most believe he is the Republican most likely to unseat the Democratic incumbent. In the 2012 national elections the 18th Congressional District, a mostly Republican district, was one of the most expensive and hotly contested seats in US election history. In the 2014 mid-term elections, Republicans are geared up to take back this historic seat that they believe should be in the Republican column.

Mr Turnquest, who was born in the Bahamas, is described as a conservative Republican.

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