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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – State Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, was on the verge Tuesday night of a huge win over former Rep. Jim Waldman in a Democratic primary in Broward County’s Senate District 34.

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With 190 of 193 precincts reporting, Farmer had won 70 percent of the vote, according to the Broward County supervisor of elections website.

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The primary win virtually assures that Farmer will return to the Senate because the only other candidate in the November general election is write-in Richard Hal Sturm.

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Farmer also defeated Waldman in a 2016 Democratic primary for the seat.