Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gillum to Become Florida’s Governor

All Eyes on Florida's Gubernatorial Race: Will Florida Go Blue?

All Eyes on Florida's Gubernatorial Race: Will Florida Go Blue?

Democrats scored big victories on Tuesday in governor races in MI and Kansas, U.S. states that voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016, while the hotly contested gubernatorial elections in Georgia and Florida remained too close to call. Florida is one of the most closely watched swing states in the nation, and voters here helped turn the tide for George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. The president also used his Twitter account to attack Gillum, calling him "a thief" who is "mayor of poorly run Tallahassee".

Gillum - the mayor of Tallahassee who has the charisma and political acumen that led many to believe he would be the one to finally retake the Florida governorship for the Democrats - came into Tuesday's election soaring high by most pollsters' calculations.

Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, a staunch ally of President Trump, won the race for Florida governor on Tuesday.

Both DeSantis and Scott were projected to lose in the days leading up to the election, according to numerous polls. Broward's turnout was roughly 54 percent.

"People are going out and they're voting for something and not against". They don't want to pay for schools.

But Gillum, who is just 39, vowed to remain involved in politics. More than 550,000 people voted early in Miami-Dade, either by mail or in person, far more than the previous midterm election in 2014. That's on par with the number of voters in the 2008 presidential election. In the largest counties, that could affect the differences by as many as 2,000 total votes.

"So is it a red state?"

Watch Ariana Grande Perform 'Thank U, Next' on 'Ellen' (Full Video)
This was real and authentic and so, so on point! "Holding hands with my mama", she sang, through tears. The song got particularly emotional for Grande during a verse about her parents.

Big election day tomorrow!

DeSantis' victory as the next governor of Florida will also have a lasting impact on the state's Supreme Court. "I'm excited for the opportunities for Florida".

"We still have to be willing to show up every single day and demand a seat at the table", he emphasized.

But Morgan blamed Gillum's proposed tax hike -- Gillum wanted to raise corporate-income taxes by about $1 billion to cover a pay hike for teachers -- for the Democrat's election-night defeat. "But as my grandmother told me - never wrestle with a pig".

"My most significant and valued supporter is standing right next to me, despite what the media might say", DeSantis said of his wife Casey.

The stark differences between the two candidates and the negative nature of the race were crystallized in two vitriolic debates. He was charismatic. Charming.

In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis was set to become the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a US state, after NBC News projected him to win against Republican Walker Stapleton.

Recommended News

  • Cryptoassets Are Coming of Age — QUICK RETAIL REPORT

    Cryptoassets Are Coming of Age — QUICK RETAIL REPORT

    Interestingly, the report also stated that bitcoin is "moving increasingly towards trading vs the stable coin USD-Tether (USDT)". Furthermore, the thesis noted how Bitcoin has emerged as an answer to the issues within the traditional financial system.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

    Having turned 29 last month, Ocasio-Cortez will inch out the previous holder of the distinction , New York Democratic Rep. The lopsided victory for Ocasio-Cortez is hardly a surprise, given the deep blue nature of her Brooklyn district.
    Herath gets 100th Galle scalp as England struggle

    Herath gets 100th Galle scalp as England struggle

    Root denied Lakmal a hat-trick and started the rebuilding job, initially at a run-a-ball rate, with Keaton Jennings. Watch day two of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka live on Sky Sports Cricket from 4.15am on Wednesday.
  • England optimistic Manu Tuilagi will be fit to face All Blacks

    England optimistic Manu Tuilagi will be fit to face All Blacks

    England are "cautiously optimistic" that Manu Tuilagi will recover from his groin strain in time to face New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.
    Wayne Rooney farewell ticket sales will not go to player's foundation

    Wayne Rooney farewell ticket sales will not go to player's foundation

    The decision to award him such a farewell has been met with differing responses from present and former England internationals. Asked whether he will pass over the armband to Rooney, England captain Kane said: "Yes of course".
    Troy Aikman thinks Cowboys need complete overhaul

    Troy Aikman thinks Cowboys need complete overhaul

    Yet, despite Cooper's early touchdown, the Cowboys dropped Monday night's game to the Titans and now sit at 3-5. The Cowboys went 4-12 the previous season, their worst mark since Jones' first year, when they went 1-15.
  • Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

    Marijuana legalization on the ballot in four states

    Amendment 3 , on the other hand, would have placed a 15 percent tax on weed you'd buy at a storefront, and a tax on wholesale bud. MI is now one of nine states that allow recreational use of the substance, including California, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.
    Liverpool lose their mojo to make Champions League last 16 a struggle

    Liverpool lose their mojo to make Champions League last 16 a struggle

    Adam Lallana is certain Liverpool will react to the disappointment of defeat to Red Star Belgrade in the right way. Travelling to play the relative underdogs, the Merseyside club were expected to get a win.
    Adele shares epic throwback snap to celebrate upcoming Spice Girls tour

    Adele shares epic throwback snap to celebrate upcoming Spice Girls tour

    The 30-year-old posted a throwback picture of her sitting in her room with a bunch of Spice Girls pictures hanging on her wall. And now I'm gonna go cos I'm gonna cry'. "And I was like, 'I LOVE YOU TOO'".
  • Melbourne Cup Racehorse The Cliffsofmoher Euthanised After Injury

    Melbourne Cup Racehorse The Cliffsofmoher Euthanised After Injury

    Racing out of barrier 19 on a rain-affected track, Cross Counter put on a withering burst of speed down the finishing straight. Australia's leading Group One trainer Chris Waller has three contenders in Finche, Youngstar and Who Shot Thebarman.
    Edmonton concert usher tells woman she can't kiss female friend

    Edmonton concert usher tells woman she can't kiss female friend

    See the photo and White's full statement below. "Let's promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can". They complained after the show to a manager, who MacIvor says was very understanding and apologized right away.

    Runaway mining train travels 90km through Australian outback without driver

    A spokeswoman said they could not speculate on the outcome of the investigation and they were working with authorities. It was reported that the train was travelling at an average speed of more than 100 km/h on its solo journey.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.