Republican Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida Senate Race

Republican Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida Senate Race

Former Democratic President Barack Obama twice captured the Sunshine State's electoral votes before Republican President Donald Trump secured a victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

In addition to Wisconsin, Democrats also won governor races in three other states - Michigan, Pennsylvania and Kansas - that supported Trump in 2016, bolstering the party's hopes of capturing those states in the 2020 presidential election.

"I still believe that", Gillum said in his concession speech. "We didn't win this transaction", he told his supporters. We couldn't be prouder.

"I don't think you can ever win the election with these words: 'I'm going to raise taxes.' I didn't advise him".

Gillum replied: "My grandmother used to say a hit dog will holler". "We let our voices be heard. We stood up we stood strong we spoke out because we recognize that we had power".

Those performances endeared DeSantis with Republican primary voters in Florida who watch Fox regularly, but they did little to improve the congressman's name recognition among independent voters and did nothing to hone his positions on Florida-specific issues.

Republicans controlled 33 governors' mansions and two-thirds of state legislative chambers going into Tuesday.

But in Wisconsin, Democrat Tony Evers pulled off a narrow win in unseating Republican incumbent Scott Walker, according to data provider DDHQ. With 99% reporting, NBC reports that Scott leads by 0.4 points, 50.2 - 49.8 (4,074,001 votes to 4,039,498).

He had a race of his own for one of Florida's two seats in the U.S. Senate, challenging sitting Sen. He signed the Dream Defenders' "Freedom Pledge", which states support for the group's broader agenda - but Gillum's campaign said the candidate was only expressing support for a pledge not to accept campaign contributions from private prison companies. The president endorsed DeSantis in June.

More news: OnePlus 6T hits the stores

But many said he conceded too soon.

USA residents are waking up to the midterm election results, in what is a big change for U.S. congress.

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.

That was the largest difference in the number of voters who cast ballots for governor but chose not to pick a Senate candidate across all 67 of Florida's counties.

Neither Georgia nor Florida has elected a Democratic governor in 20 years.

In the governor's race, former U.S. Rep. That changed in the final week, when Trump helped drive out Republican supporters. Trump joined in, tweeting similar messages. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it.

He joked during brief remarks that he wasn't sure his wife, R. Jai Gillum, whom he met at Florida A&M University, had voted for him. The FBI is probing whether developers were able to influence projects in the city by funneling gifts to elected officials.

DeSantis and his supporters accused Gillum of being dishonest and corrupt for accepting a ticket from an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to the popular Broadway show "Hamilton", and traveling to Costa Rica and other places with lobbyist Adam Corey.

Gillum claimed he thought the ticket came from his younger brother, and acknowledged that he "should have asked more questions".

Related Articles