Ron DeSantis win paves way for conservative court


The graphic showed Democrat Andrew Gillum defeating former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis by 49.4 percent to 48.8 percent with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.

He was a member of the House for a number of years and indeed a member of the leadership considered one of the most promising young politicians in the state.

But in Wisconsin, Democrat Tony Evers pulled off a narrow win in unseating Republican incumbent Scott Walker, according to data provider DDHQ. He kept it close in Pinellas, the most populous of those 30, which former President Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012 and Trump in 2016.

Yet on the night, both contests were won by Republicans - Republicans who had allied themselves closely to President Trump. Bill Nelson by about 26,000 votes or 0.32 percent.

"We can not win the state of Florida if we continue hemorrhaging those kinds of margins in red counties", Schale said. That changed in the final week, when Trump helped drive out Republican supporters. Instead of throwing all their efforts into election cycles, Olivia Bercow, a NextGen America spokeswoman, said Democrats should immediately get back to bench-building and registering voters.

But Republicans amped up their turnout even more, Corrigan said.

A supporter of tax cuts and President Donald Trump's Supreme Court choices and a critic of Obamacare, Scott promises to be a reliable vote in support of Trump's agenda.

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A recount is already planned for the Florida Senate race, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott now leads Democratic Sen.

It's worth noting that since Hume made his remarks, DeSantis has gained a slight lead over Gillum. Although the majority of white voters supported DeSantis, about 40 percent say they voted for Gillum.

After casting his ballot on a drizzly morning in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, Gillum said his election would send a message to Trump "that the politics of hatred and of division, of separation, that they've come to an end".

King, who ran in the primary against Gillum, Gwen Graham, Philip Levine and Greene, is CEO of Elevation Financial Group, a Winter Park-based company that builds affordable housing.

DeSantis gave up running for his congressional seat in order to focus on the race for governor.

After winning the Republican nomination largely on the strength of Trump's endorsement, DeSantis turned to Trump's top 2016 Florida strategist to jump-start his general campaign when it stalled in September.

DeSantis tried to connect with working-class families by pointing out in campaign ads that his first job paid $6 an hour and that he later traded in his work boots for military boots, highlighting his service in Iraq. 'I voted for you, ' she reassured him, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. That ethics probe recently revealed that he'd accepted tickets to the Broadway musical "Hamilton" from the undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in 2016.