Ron DeSantis

Via News Service of Florida

Thursday on First Coast Connect we heard a review of Wednesday night’s GOP governor’s race debate with Director of Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute Rick Mullaney and FSCJ Political Science professor Daniel Cronrath (01:28).

In the Republican race to be Florida's next Governor, candidate Ron DeSantis is now on the offensive thanks to an endorsement by President Donald Trump.

Trump Goes All In With DeSantis At Tampa Rally

Aug 1, 2018
News Service of Florida

In a boisterous political rally held in Florida’s largest media market, President Donald Trump on Tuesday thrust his outsized persona into the middle of Florida’s governor’s race, with a full-throated endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Enthusiastic supporters of President Donald Trump packed the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa for a rally on Tuesday night.

Trump was there to endorse gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who he called "a tough, brilliant cookie" and predicted a win in his race against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the state's Aug. 28 Republican primary. 

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With the primary elections almost exactly a month away, a poll released Friday shows Democrat Gwen Graham and Republican Ron DeSantis as the front-runners in the race to replace Gov. Rick Scott.

Poll Shows Momentum For Desantis In GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Jul 25, 2018
John Raoux / Associated Press

Polling trends continue to favor U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in his Republican gubernatorial primary fight with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

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Thursday on First Coast Connect in the wake of Wednesday night’s debate with the five major Democratic candidates for Governor we heard an update on how both the Democratic and Republican races are faring with FSCJ political science professor Daniel Cronrath (01:15).

Friday on First Coast Connect  our weekly Media Roundtable with David Bauerlein from The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Business Journal Editor Timothy Gibbons, WJCT Business Analyst John Burr and contributor Fred Matthews.   


U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis filed paperwork Friday to formally enter Florida's 2018 gubernatorial race, after landing praise from President Donald Trump and rounding up a list of wealthy financial backers.

U.S. House and The White House

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Palm Coast Republican who continues to mull a bid for governor, has received Twitter praise from President Donald Trump, who flew to Palm Beach for the Christmas holiday.

University of North Florida

Former United Nations Ambassador Nancy Soderberg is challenging Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL6) for his Northeast Florida congressional seat.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

Florida’s 6th U.S. House District runs from Jacksonville’s southern suburbs southward to New Smyrna Beach. Two-term Republican incumbent Congressman Ron DeSantis is running for reelection there.

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Florida congressional delegates are calling on the federal government to recalculate the Sunshine State’s share of new Zika response money.

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Ron DeSantis is trading in one race for another.

DeSantis is abandoning his bid for the Senate and instead is seeking re-election for Congressional District 6.

Florida could be a key state next year in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

But first, Florida voters will have to figure out who is running.

A poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University continues to show that voters know little about the candidates seeking to replace presidential candidate Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate.

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