Ron DeSantis narrowly wins Florida's governor race

Jewish voters hear last-minute warning about Gillum

In addition, DeSantis skipped his post-primary honeymoon phase when the very next morning he said that Florida voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by electing Gillum, the first black nominee of either major party in Florida's race for governor.

DeSantis on Tuesday night pledged to keep Florida's taxes low and protect its environment by standing up for clean water, stopping red tide and restoring the Everglades.

Republicans, meanwhile, were eyeing a potential pickup in CT, traditionally a Democratic state, though Oregon Governor Kate Brown appeared set to prevail in what had been seen as a competitive race.

But in Wisconsin, Democrat Tony Evers pulled off a narrow win in unseating Republican incumbent Scott Walker, according to data provider DDHQ.

After several weeks of freefall, with DeSantis' connections to alleged racists constantly in the headlines, the campaign brought on Susie Wiles, a legendary Republican campaign manager who helped Trump win Florida.

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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.

DeSantis faces challenger Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to replace Gov. Rick Scott, who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. They also outpaced Democrats in the wider Tampa area.

"I promise you tonight that we are going to make sure every vote is counted", she said. Adam Putman, DeSantis' opponent in the Republican primary, was arguably better-known and objectively better-funded. Trump told supporters at the rally that Florida, home of his Mar-a-Lago resort, was "my state also".

Yet on the night, both contests were won by Republicans - Republicans who had allied themselves closely to President Trump. Democratic former President Barack Obama swooped in to boost the Democrats, and media star Oprah Winfrey visited Georgia on behalf of Abrams.

Youth votes, which went heavily for Gillum, soared, but not enough to overcome the elderly vote, which was dominated by DeSantis.

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Ron DeSantis is the Governor-elect of Florida, after a hard-fought campaign based on his sterling biography and embrace of Trumpian populism.

"I think if Republicans vote and vote in big numbers on Tuesday, we will win all of these races", he said at a rally outside the Freedom Pharmacy on the east side of Orlando.

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

The Democratic Party said it flipped at least six state legislative chambers on the strength of local races.

Democrats selected a candidate who was once considered a long shot, arguably the most progressive to ever run for statewide office and the only African-American gubernatorial candidate in the state's history.

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Christidis was taken by helicopter to the Mackay Base Hospital, 100 kilometres (60 miles) to the south, where he died. He had dived into the water to give the woman her turn on the board when he was attacked, O'Connell said.


Florida's more than 13 million registered voters are choosing a new governor and voting on a pivotal U.S. Senate contest.

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