RED WALL: DeSantis holds off Gillum in governors race

RED WALL: DeSantis holds off Gillum in governors race

RED WALL: DeSantis holds off Gillum in governors race

"Obviously, we do not yet have any vote totals here, the night before the election". Despite the blue wave of support that showed up for Gillum and across the country, the Trump-backed former prosecutor won among men and older voters, continuing a two-decade legacy of Republican governors in the Sunshine State. DeSantis loudly objected to suggestions he was in cahoots with far-right figures or that his ties, unwitting he said, to white supremacists should be held against him. Gillum, a liberal Democrat, and DeSantis, who has tried to imitate Trump in every way, provided voters with a pretty intense contrast.

DeSantis won the GOP nomination as the proud acolyte of Trump and basically nothing else.

DeSantis, after voting in Ponte Vedra Beach, told reporters: "We did as much as can be done and I'm happy".

Pinder's mother Phillis, who accompanied the Liberty City resident and his young son to the polls, added, "We have a president who doesn't get his information correct - he says things that just are not true - and he speaks so cruelly".

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The Florida race in particular appeared to be coming down to the wire. "But I want you to know that, in spite of our congratulating him on his victory this evening, nothing that we believe in is compromised", Gillum said.

An NBC News/Marist poll released Monday has Gillum with a 4-point lead over DeSantis.

Trump was heavily invested in the race, making two visits to the state in the final week of the campaign.

During his five years as a member of Congress, DeSantis sponsored 40 bills, including one to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and he was a member of the Freedom Caucus alongside some of the House's most conservative Republicans.

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Gillum told supporters in Wakulla that Tuesday is a choice between the "Trumpizing of America" and working together.

Although DeSantis heavily emphasized his support of Trump before the primary, he scrubbed his campaign website of most Trump references and toned down his association with the president through most of the general election. Trump visited Florida and held a rally with DeSantis on October 31.

One tweet said: "Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well".

But the Republican defended himself and his supporters against the racist label, while slamming his Democratic opponent for backing a major tax-hike proposal and wanting to expand government programs, including health care.

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