2018 Governor’s Race

DeSantis Nails Down Win In Governor's Race

Nov 16, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

For the second time, Ron DeSantis can declare victory in the 2018 Florida governor’s race.

Abukar Adan / WJCT News

Ron Desantis has narrowly defeated Andrew Gillum to become the next governor of Florida. 

One of the counties that Gillum carried was Duval, with more than 51 percent of votes cast.

DeSantis Pins Hopes On GOP Turnout Tuesday

Nov 6, 2018
Abukar Adan / WJCT News

Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis greeted supporters and cast his ballot at Ponte Vedra Beach Tuesday morning.

Gillum Vows Areas Won't Be 'Forgotten' If He Wins

Nov 6, 2018

Most of the houses, the ones still standing, are crowned with blue tarps, and the heavy-duty trucks are still clearing massive trees snapped like matchsticks on the back roads surrounding the Sunrise Worship Center in Jackson County.

In Florida's high profile, tightly contested governor's race, the focus is squarely on South Florida. On Thursday, one candidate went as far south as he could go.

Armed with ominous hyperbole and the aura of “winning,” President Donald Trump flew into Southwest Florida on Wednesday night to whip the Republican vote ahead of Tuesday’s elections and save America from the Democrats.

Less than a week from an election that could propel him toward reelection in 2020 or ensnare him in a fight for political survival, Trump warned the Sunshine State faithful that an Andrew Gillum governorship would take Florida’s purring economy and turn it into a Venezuela-like recession.

With exactly one week left until Election Day, the democratic candidate for Florida governor visited predominantly-purple Southwest Florida on Tuesday.

Andrew Gillum continues to lead in the latest governor’s race poll from the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida.

The poll of likely voters, released Tuesday, shows 49 percent of respondents plan to vote for Gillum, the Democratic nominee, while 43 percent plan to vote for the Republican candidate, Ron DeSantis. Seven percent of voters said they are undecided.        

News Service of Florida

Hundreds of supporters --- including a Chihuahua festooned in red, white and blue --- gathered in the parking lot of a popular wing joint this weekend in the Democratic stronghold of Broward County to cheer on Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis in one of the country’s most closely watched races.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rallied in support of Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis at a campaign in Jacksonville Thursday.

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press, Pool photo

Things got ugly fast at Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum.

DeSantis, Gillum Divisions On Display At Final Gubernatorial Debate

Oct 25, 2018
Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press, Pool photo

The first question in Wednesday’s second and final debate between Florida gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis focused on the divisive nature of the country’s political discourse.

A new Quinnipiac Poll shows Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum with a six point lead over his Republican counterpart, former U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis, in the increasingly tight race to become Florida’s next governor.

DeSantis campaign

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis picked up an endorsement from Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams Thursday morning at the Fallen Officers Memorial Wall in downtown Jacksonville.

Via News Service of Florida

Likening the November election to “reclaiming America’s soul, for real,” former Vice President Joe Biden held a crowd of supporters spellbound Monday as he shared a stage with Florida’s top two Democratic candidates as early voting started in many parts of the state.

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