BREAKING: Trump-Backed Ron DeSantis Wins Republican Primary Race For Florida Governor
FOX News is reporting Trump-backed Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has won the GOP nomination for Florida Governor.
DeSantis, 39, is an Iraq war veteran and a huge Trump supporter.
Via FOX News:
Trump-backed Rep. Ron DeSantis will defeat state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in Florida’s gubernatorial primaries, the Fox News Decision Desk projects.
Also, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott will easily win the GOP nomination for the Senate, according to a Fox News projection. Scott, who is term limited as governor, will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in what will be one of the most closely watched Senate races in November.
DeSantis will face off in November against the winner of today’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. Although it is too early to project a winner in that contest, former Rep. Gwen Graham, daughter of former Florida governor and Sen. Bob Graham, has a lead over half a dozen competitors.
President Trump’s ally and friend Rep. Ron DeSantis CLOBBERS Adam Putnam. pic.twitter.com/UhNUFu6Sio
— USA NEWS (@USANEWS007) August 29, 2018
President Trump endorsed DeSantis and tweeted on Monday, “Strong on Crime, Borders and wants Low Taxes. He will be a great Governor and has my full and total Endorsement!”
Congressman Ron DeSantis is a special person who has done an incredible job. He is running in Tuesdays Primary for Governor of Florida….Strong on Crime, Borders and wants Low Taxes. He will be a great Governor and has my full and total Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2018
VOTE FOR RON! https://t.co/80NShvQ73u
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2018