Republicans Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott Win Big In Florida

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Instead, Democrats suffered a crushing defeat. "He came down here and fired up our voters, and it looks like we're poised for victory", U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican, told The News Service of Florida on Tuesday night.

DeSantis becomes the sixth consecutive Republican elected as Florida governor.

"It was brutal. I don't know".

U.S. residents are waking up to the midterm election results, in what is a big change for United States congress. "We did well nationally". We cast our ballots this morning to secure Florida's future.

Gillum was supposed to be the cure for the party's woes.

Gillum, who was trying to become the state's first black governor, told a crowd gathered on the campus of Florida A&M University, "I sincerely regret I couldn't bring it home for you". Gillum himself predicted that after years of going "Republican-lite", Florida Democrats would win by rallying their voters with an unabashedly progressive agenda. And while Democrats despise the president, Republicans love him.

The new totals show that DeSantis is ahead of Democrat Andrew Gillum by 0.57 percent of the vote or 46,722 votes. He beat Putnam by 20 percentage points.

The GOP's continued dominance in the midterm elections poses a question for Democrats: Is Florida a blue state, a red state or a purple state?

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The state results continued to update throughout the day Wednesday.

While much of focus of the elections on Tuesday was on which party would win control of the U.S. Congress, Republicans and Democrats were battling across the country for state-level power, which could have a major impact on issues such as congressional redistricting and healthcare. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., Tuesday in Orlando. Scott has declared victory, but Nelson has yet to concede. He has benefited from the support of President Trump, who has held multiple rallies to back his campaign, and current governor Rick Scott.

The next largest differences were in Miami-Dade County, where about 1,900 more people voted for a Senate candidate than for governor, and Duval, where about 1,800 more people voted in the governor's race than the Senate race, according to the preliminary state results.

Democrats haven't won a governor's race since 1994. Broward's turnout was roughly 54 percent.

Morgan also pointed to another factor -- race -- as the reason for Gillum's downfall.

Determining just how things went sideways will take more than a day. He won with 49.9 percent of the vote. That's on par with the number of voters in the 2008 presidential election.

Amandi, though, wonders if Democrats need to tear down their whole organization and rebuild it from scratch.

As he takes office on January 8, DeSantis, a 40-year-old former congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach, will have the power to appoint three new members of the state's highest court, replacing three justices who are part of the liberal bloc and who have reached a mandatory retirement age.

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