Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

by Jared Lewis August 29, 2018, 12:09
Endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis prevails in Florida GOP primary

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, had been endorsed by US Senator Bernie Sanders.

On the Republican side, DeSantis, a US congressman from the Jacksonville area, stomped Adam Putnam, a former congressman and current Commissioner of Agriculture in Florida, with more than 56 percent of the vote.

Putnam, a former congressman who was once seen as a rising star in the GOP, criticized DeSantis as nothing more than a puppet of the president and said he was out of touch with Florida-specific issues.

Josie Parke, 68, an interior designer in Coral Gables, said Trump's backing swayed her vote for DeSantis, too.

On 'The Ingraham Angle, ' Republican Florida gubernatorial candidate says his campaign had unstoppable momentum.

Levine threw his support behind Gillum in a concession speech.

"I want you to know. that this thing is not me, it never has been and it never will be". "There will absolutely be a part of this that I can't even put words to around what it might mean for my children and other people's kids". He will also be running against Donald Trump, whose over-the-top enthusiasm for his Florida acolyte was on display Tuesday night, as the president tweeted: "Such a fantastic win for Ron DeSantis and the people of the Great State of Florida". He then appeared on Fox News more than 100 times, and Trump held a rally for him in Tampa. Suddenly, he was considered the favorite over Putnam, who raised more money, campaigned longer, built support among the party establishment and ran a traditional grassroots campaign.

"The kind of criminal justice reform, which allows people who make a mistake to be able to redeem themselves from that mistake, return to society, have their right to vote, but also have their right to work". Marco Rubio made a decision to run for re-election after a failed presidential campaign.

- U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum on Tuesday became Florida's first African-American nominee for governor, as he notched a major victory for progressives in the state and around the country.

"DeSantis rocks!" shouted Jo-Ann Walker, a homemaker from Mount Dora, Florida.

After winning the Democratic nomination, Gillum thanked supporters who embraced "our plan for a state that makes room for all of us, not just the well-heeled and the well-connected, but all of us".

In Arizona, Rep. Martha McSally fended off a pair of conservative challengers to carry the Republican Senate primary to fill the seat vacated by retiring Sen.


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