Rep. Ron DeSantis is projected to win Florida’s high-stakes Governor’s race; defeating national Democrat Andrew Gillum after months of back-and-forth polling.
“Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, has conceded in his race against Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis,” reports Fox Election Headquarters.
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POLL: Democrat Andrew Gillum Leads GOP’s Ron DeSantis in Florida Governor’s Race
Democrat Andrew Gillum leads GOP candidate Ron DeSantis by six points in recent polls; setting the stage for a Sunshine State showdown between the Bernie-backed progressive and Trump-endorsed conservative.
According to a recent Reuters poll, 50% of Florida voters support Gillum compared to 44% who back DeSantis.
NEW POLL: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor race https://t.co/SrXfyAHLHi pic.twitter.com/SFgP6rGVmE
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Both candidates are hoping to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who will be leaving office due to state-wide term limit requirements. Scott is currently running for the United States Senate.
The new survey shows Gillum opening a wider lead than initially predicted, with earlier polling showing the race in a statistical dead heat.
Sean Joins DeSantis, Gaetz in Florida
On Monday, July 2, Florida Congressmen Ron DeSantis and Matt Gaetz will be joined by Sean Hannity for three events in Fort Myers, Tampa, and Pensacola.
All three stops will be made on the same day.
DeSantis is running for governor and Gaetz is running for reelection in Congress.
DeSantis’s team called it a “statewide tour” in their email announcement.
Tickets to the events will be free and can be obtained here:
Pensacola Event, Hosted by Matt Gaetz
For more info visit Ron DeSantis Facebook page.
Join Ron with special guests, Fox News Host Sean Hannity and Congressman Matt Gaetz this Monday, July 2nd as they…
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