Spencer Roach

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Editor's Note: This story was filed after Matt Caldwell called the race in his favor at 10:00 PM on election night when ballot counts showed him with a .50% lead over his opponent, Nikki Fried. As more votes were counted overnight, that lead narrowed and now the results appear headed for a recount since the margin is less than .50%. For the latest vote count click here. For more on the Florida Division of Elections re-count rules, click here

Matt Caldwell and Spencer Roach were joined by about 200 supporters at Dina's restaurant in North Fort Myers for a joint election watch party on Tuesday night.