Val Demings wins the Florida primary, leading the November race against Rubio

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Congressman Val Demings wins the Democratic US Senate primary

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Senator Marco Rubio is seeking a third term as a senator

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U.S. Rep. Val Demings, R-Fla., will face incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in the Senate race in November.

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Orlando's former police chief easily won Tuesday's Democratic

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primary, defeating three candidates to secure the nomination.

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As of 9:47 p.m., Demings had 84% of the primary vote.

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Demings was upbeat as she reflected on her incredible life story in front of a crowd of excited fans.

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Together, I really believe in this daughter of a maid and a janitor

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who shouldn't be standing here tonight — I really believe that together we can do anything," she said.