Former restaurant executives running for political office in Republican primaries on Tuesday got a win in Arizona and a loss in Florida.
In Arizona, Doug Ducey, former chief executive of Cold Stone Creamery, now a part of Kahala Corp. of Scottsdale, Ariz., won the GOP nomination for state treasurer. He beat three others to face Democrat Andrei Cherny in the Nov. 2 general election. Ducey had the endorsement of Dean Martin, the current state treasurer, who had made a bid for the governorship.
In Florida, Craig Miller, the former president and chief executive of Ruth's Chris Steak House of Heathrow, Fla., came in third in a five-way GOP primary race for U.S. Congress. Miller narrowly lost to Sandy Adams, a state representative, who will face sitting U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas for the District 24 seat.
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