State Sen. Greg Steube defeated State Rep. Julio Gonzalez and another Republican candidate in a bitter GOP primary for District 17.

During his time in the Florida Legislature Steube has pushed for several gun rights bills including one that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry guns on college campuses.

Steube goes on to face Cape Coral film and television producer April Freeman in the November general election. Freeman defeated Bill Pollard in the Democratic primary.

The winner of the general election replaces outgoing Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney.