Ron DeSantis Scores Narrow Victory Over Andrew Gillum
By Bill Strange
November 7, 2018
Republican Ron DeSantis says his election as governor of Florida proves that "no matter where you start out in life, if you work hard, if you do it for the right reasons, you can succeed in the United States of America." The Republican took just under 50% of the vote to defeat Democrat Andrew Gillum by 1%. That's a difference of about 75,000 votes, out of more than 8,000,000 votes cast. During his victory speech in Orlando, DeSantis promised to keep Florida a low-tax state and hold people in government accountable. President Trump campaigned heavily to help get DeSantis elected.