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Ron DeSantis Elected Florida Governor, Andrew Gillum Concedes

08 November 2018, 03:43 | Erica Roy

Ron DeSantis narrowly wins Florida's governor race

Andrew Gillum vs. Ron DeSantis: LIVE Florida gubernatorial election results

Republican Ron DeSantis will be the next governor of Florida after Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded the race late Tuesday night.

Gillum would have been Florida's first black governor, and over two-thirds of voters said that it is important to elect more racial and ethnic minorities to public office. He conceded to DeSantis, who has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump, saying he still "believes in the long run, good always wins over evil".

In both the gubernatorial race and the Senate contest, voters concerned with health care and gun policy broke heavily for Democrats Gillum and Nelson. "This is a race where if there's one race if the if the Republicans lose could be laid at the feet of Donald Trump", Hume told the panel.

Republicans, meanwhile, were eyeing potential pickups in CT and OR, both traditionally Democratic states.

His victory comes after a heated campaign to succeed Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is term-limited.

But Morgan blamed Gillum's proposed tax hike -- Gillum wanted to raise corporate-income taxes by about $1 billion to cover a pay hike for teachers -- for the Democrat's election-night defeat.

DeSantis' comments drew widespread criticism and became a theme in the general-election contest.

With more than 8 million votes counted, the state Division of Elections showed DeSantis leading Democrat Andrew Gillum by a margin of 49.88 percent to 48.9 percent, or about 79,000 votes. "They're now using full bullhorns". I get my bank statements sent there. I am not going to bow down to the altar of political correctness.

"But we are working on those and whatever they are, we anticipate completing them today", Snipes said. Gillum said he paid cash for his share of a rental house shared with Corey and others in the 2016 Costa Rica vacation. "And it hollered through this room". Documents released under a subpoena in the months leading up to his election suggested that an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent was staying close to Gillum.

"In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who has been a great Congressman and will be a great Governor - and a Dem who is a thief and who is Mayor of poorly run Tallahassee said to be one of the most corrupt cities in the Country!"

In Gillum's concession speech, he spoke about calling DeSantis and congratulating him on the win.

Gillum said he opposes the group's calls for reducing spending on police and sanctioning Israel. He enjoyed support from President Trump throughout his campaign. That changed in the final week, when Trump helped drive out Republican supporters. Gillum supported far left positions such as abolishing ICE and establishing Medicare for All.

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