Gillum Concedes Gov Race To DeSantis, Extending GOP's Grip Over Sunshine State

Gillum Concedes Gov Race To DeSantis, Extending GOP's Grip Over Sunshine State

Gillum Concedes Gov Race To DeSantis, Extending GOP's Grip Over Sunshine State

Democrats won governorships on Tuesday in several US states that supported Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 but lost high-profile races in Florida and OH, as voters cast ballots in dozens of gubernatorial contests across the country.

Florida A&M student Jalen McClees said that regardless of the result, Gillum made him proud. As he left the polling place, a crowd gathered outside chanting, "Bring it home!"

"I'm looking forward to seeing every vote counted", Gillum said on Twitter.

"I can't give you an exact number".

DeSantis earned the backing of President Donald Trump during the Florida Primaries earlier this year.

"You need to be able to work with the president", DeSantis said last month, saying he would be "better positioned to advance Florida's priorities" due to his "productive relationship with the administration". "At least in this election". Unfortunately, Florida residents hadn't actually voted yet, leading viewers to speculate about what exactly was going on at the network. "And by voting for something we're returning to the politics of decency and what's right and what's common between all of us".

Democrats, playing catch-up after a net loss of 13 governorships and more than 900 state legislative seats during the eight-year Obama administration, fielded their largest slate of legislative candidates in more than three decades. After conceding defeat on Tuesday night, there's news of a possible recount.

FILE - Oprah Winfrey takes part in a town hall meeting with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams ahead of the midterm election in Marietta, Georgia, Nov. 1, 2018. Republicans have cast 2.08 million.

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The appointments may also have a lasting impact since voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that will allow the new justices, as well as other judges throughout the state, to serve until they are 75 years old, up from the current mandatory retirement age of 70.

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Donald Trump narrowly won Florida's electoral votes in 2016 48-47 percent over Hillary Clinton, a difference of approximately 112,000 votes.

In the governor's race, former U.S. Rep.

Another Democrat trying to make history, Ben Jealous, lost his bid to become Maryland's first black governor to incumbent Republican Larry Hogan. Uncounted ballots could shake up this race. He cited health care, the ability to tell the truth and human decency.

Exit polls showed the priorities of Florida voters largely reflected the rest of the nation, with health care the top mention (selected by 41 percent), followed by immigration (29 percent) and the economy (16 percent). He's already seen his insurance premiums sky-rocket and says he doesn't "want to be in a high-risk pool".

Backed by the Florida GOP, DeSantis went after Gillum for overseeing Tallahassee while the FBI conducts an ongoing public investigation into the city government there.

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