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Who will fill Congressional seat vacated by the late Alcee Hastings?

Alcee Hastings
FILE – In this May 19, 2010 file photo, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. As a federal judge, Hastings was acquitted in a jury trial on bribery charges but impeached by the U.S. Senate in 1989 on related allegations. He was not barred from holding public office in the future. In 1992, Hastings was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent a Florida district. He is currently serving his 11th term. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness announced yesterday he’s running for the 20th district congressional seat formerly held by Alcee Hastings, who passed away last week. Holness announced his candidacy in Plantation alongside Hastings’ son, Dr. Alcee ‘Jody’ Hastings, the Second, Sheriff Gregory Tony and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis who all endorsed him.

Embattled Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony endorsed Broward Commissioner Dale Holness’ bid for U.S. Congress Monday evening in Plantation. Tony made the public appearance alongside Holness and other Broward politicians at the event outside Holness’ real estate office.

Tony, a former Republican, called Alcee Hastings his “mentor.” Tony even hinted about a possible fist fight in his office during one of Hastings’ visits. Governor Ron DeSantis has yet to set a date for the special election to fill the seat left open by Hastings who passed away at the age of 84.