How Nikki Fried became Florida’s agriculture commissioner

When Nicole “Nikki” Fried went to sleep on Tuesday, Nov. 6, the candidate for agriculture commissioner was behind her opponent, state Rep. Matt Caldwell by half of 1 percent.

She didn’t see the bump in votes she expected from Broward, her home county, and she had a gut feeling that the numbers weren’t right.

“For the next 24 hours, we saw that was the case,” she said in an interview Saturday. “Democracy doesn’t happen overnight.

(Read more in MiamiHerald.com)

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