DeSantis wins Florida governor’s race; Gillum concedes | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


DeSantis wins Florida governor’s race; Gillum concedes

In one of the closest (and most closely-watched) races of the 2018 election, Republican representative Ron DeSantis has edged out Andrew Gillum to become Governor of Florida. He won with 49.9 percent of the vote.

Andrew Gillum was poised to become the first black governor in Florida’s history. The Tallahassee mayor won his primary on a progressive platform but has drifted toward the center in the runup to the general election, posing with establishment figures like Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former President Barack Obama.

Ron DeSantis, a three-term Republican congressman, survived the shooting attack on a congressional baseball game last year that wounded his fellow Congressman Steve Scalise. He has benefited from the support of President Trump, who has held multiple rallies to back his campaign, and current governor Rick Scott.

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