Newspaper front pages across Florida chronicle the historic midterm election

Newspaper front pages across Florida chronicle the historic midterm election

In recent days, developers Don Peebles and Jeff Greene each gave $100,000 to Forward Florida, a political action committee supporting Gillum.

Gillum told reporters he had visited the more conservative Florida panhandle on Monday to "let them know that you plan to work on their behalf also" if elected. "I'm excited for the opportunities for Florida".

Trump-backed Rep. Ron DeSantis ran a tight race against Gillum, a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate and the mayor of Tallahassee, who secured an impressive victory in his August primary.

"We could not be prouder of the way that we ran this race".

"I believe you have to turn a page on a campaign", DeSantis said, shortly before red and white confetti exploded at his election party. Gillum, a liberal Democrat, and DeSantis, who has tried to imitate Trump in every way, provided voters with a pretty intense contrast.

"The true story of this race is intense gratitude to President Trump". And just because we didn't always come out victorious we didn't retreat. And nobody brings it like the big guy.

The former "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN columnist wrote Tuesday in the Atlantic Florida election officials removed her from the state's voter rolls because she tweeted she had moved to Los Angeles.

A small crowd of supporters chanted, "We want Ron!" "So ignore him and vote, Florida!"

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Abrams could become the first African-American woman governor. The couple has two young children under 2 years old. Gillum said he paid cash for his share of a rental house shared with Corey and others in the 2016 Costa Rica vacation. Gillum maintained throughout the campaign that the Federal Bureau of Investigation told him he was not a target of the probe, which could continue to dog him in the coming months or years. And since DeSantis fully embraced Trumpism, Hume insisted the the president could be responsible for the congressman's defeat. He beat Putnam by 20 percentage points.

Gillum portrayed DeSantis as racially divisive, repeatedly pointing out his "monkey this up" comment and noting that a major DeSantis contributor called former President Barack Obama the N-word on Twitter and DeSantis refused to return his money.

Accusations of race-baiting dogged Kemp, 55, and DeSantis, 40, who denied the allegations. DeSantis, though, essentially ran his campaign from the Fox News studio near the Capitol, appearing several times a week to defend Trump on issues ranging from the Russian Federation investigation to the promised border wall.

DeSantis' comments drew widespread criticism and became a theme in the general-election contest.

Gov. Rick Scott snatched the seat for the GOP from Sen.

Morgan also pointed to another factor -- race -- as the reason for Gillum's downfall.

DeSantis called Gillum a formidable opponent.

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