Congressman Daniel Webster will return to the US House, after winning the US House 10 seat.

Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings conceded the House race Tuesday night.

Webster, the current representative of US House district 8, will take over the redrawn and renamed US House district 10.

The new district includes parts of Orange, Lake and Polk counties.



With 95 percent of District 10 precincts reporting, Webster had 51.9 percent of the vote. Democratic challenger Val Demings phoned Webster to offer her concession.
Webster's narrow win comes despite the fact that Demings out-fundraised her opponent and is well-known as a former Orlando police chief.
Demings was a "law and order candidate," who served as Orlando's top cop from 2008 through 2011. She was the first female police chief in Orlando.

Webster, the incumbent, is a well-known lawmaker who has years of experience in Tallahassee as a state representative and a state senator. He went to Washington with a pledge to try to work with Democrats when he could.

While the race was not nearly as heated as the US House district 9 race, it had a tinge of ugliness from time to time.

Webster's surrogates accused Demings of "blatant lies" about their candidate in her campaign mailers and TV ads. Some of those ads accused Webster as being a political insider who hobnobs with lobbyists, and of spending his time in Washington focusing on "taking away services that matter to Central Florida women and families."

Webster has the support of top Republicans, including former Gov. Jeb Bush and . But Demings' supporters are no less impressive, including former President Bill Clinton.

The Democrats took a particular interest in her campaign, making it part of the Red to Blue program by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also weighed into the race at the last minute, making a $1.1 million ad buy against Webster.

Minute-by-minute Updates

10:20 p.m.

Val Demings is conceding the race. Congressman Dan Webster wins US House district 10.

8:45 p.m.

Val Demings is at the Democratic victory party in Orlando. She was on the stage when her husband, Sheriff Jerry Demings, declared victory in his race (we have not officially called the Orange County Sheriff race). Demings is currently losing to Dan Webster, 52 percent to 48 percent. ELECTION RESULTS


The Associated Press contributed to this report.