Published: Apr 23, 2014 12:28 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 23, 2014 12:36 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The votes are in and Curt Clawson came out on top in last night's special primary election for Florida's 19th Congressional District seat, but there's no time to rest. The special election is now only two months away.

Clawson can let out a brief sigh of relief, but now, he has to shift his focus to the special general election on June 24th. The special election was set up after former Congressman Trey Radel pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and resigned.

Clawson started as an unknown, a self-proclaimed "outsider" with little to no political experience, but after pouring in nearly $2.6 million of his own money into the campaign, he came out on top. He captured 38 percent of the vote and was trailed by Lizbeth Benaquiscto, who had 26 percent of the vote.

Now, Clawson will face Democrat, April Freeman and Libertarian Ray Netherwood in the general election on June 24, and he's continuing to let voters know what he stands for.

"I think that there's not enough Consitutional conservatives in our party that also understand economics, global finance, and how to create jobs. And if you want those two things...I'm your man," said Clawson.

He has about two months before Election Day.

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