Tag: DeSantis, Ron

Here’s Why Florida and Georgia’s Election Day Has Turned into Election Week and a Half

For Florida and Georgia, two outsize states in the Deep South, Election Day hasn’t actually ended. What voters did not know when they cast their ballots on Nov. 6 was that nearly 10 days later, they would not know the outcome of Florida’s high-profile Senate race or Georgia’s contentious contest […]

Read More

News Analysis: Inside the Republican Strategy to Discredit the Florida Recount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The concerted effort by Republicans in Washington and Florida to discredit the state’s recount as illegitimate and potentially rife with fraud reflects a cold political calculation: Treat the recount as the next phase of a campaign to secure the party’s majority and agenda in the Senate. That […]

Read More

Judge Urges Parties in Florida Election to ‘Ramp Down the Rhetoric’

MIAMI — The chief state judge in Broward County, Fla., urged the lawyers involved in the battle over the state vote recount on Monday to “ramp down the rhetoric” and take any accusations of electoral fraud where they belong: to the police. Chief Circuit Judge Jack Tuter refused a request […]

Read More

Democrats Can’t Play It Safe. They Need Inspiring Candidates.

Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams, progressive African-American Democratic candidates, may not have won their races for governor in Florida and Georgia (both are still too close to call). But the strategy they followed is still the best strategy for Democrats to win: inspiring, mobilizing and turning out voters of color […]

Read More

Florida Braces for Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor’s Races

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Florida’s 67 counties submitted their midterm vote tallies to state elections authorities in Florida on Saturday, setting the stage for a recount of three statewide races as the contests for Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner came in too close to call. Some candidates who saw comfortable […]

Read More

Protests Erupt Over Possible Recounts in Close Florida Elections

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Recount mania overtook Florida on Friday, harkening to the national drama of the 2000 presidential election as lawyers marched into court on two ends of the state, protesters demanded the ouster of a local elections official in the state’s second-largest county and a trickle of ballots continued […]

Read More

Well After Election Day, Florida and Georgia Voters Still Wonder Who Won

ATLANTA — Two days after Election Day, the 31 million residents of Georgia and Florida still could not say for sure who had won three of their marquee political contests. Razor-thin and shrinking leads in the vote tallies on Thursday unleashed hordes of lawyers, talk of recounts and runoffs, and […]

Read More

How the House Fell: Republican Chaos and Democratic Focus

The message from Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, was urgent and unsparing. In a meeting with Republican lawmakers before they left Washington for the August congressional recess, Mr. McCarthy warned that time was running short: Unless they intensified their campaign efforts and forcefully delivered a coherent message, he […]

Read More

Andrew Gillum Concedes to Ron DeSantis in Florida Governor’s Race

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ron DeSantis was elected governor of Florida on Tuesday, handing President Trump an important victory and extending the Republican Party’s dominance in the nation’s third-largest state. Mr. DeSantis, a 40-year-old former congressman, fended off his opponent, Andrew Gillum, one of the strongest candidates Florida Democrats had fielded […]

Read More

Racist Robocalls Target Andrew Gillum, Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor

Racist robocalls targeting Andrew Gillum, the first black nominee for Florida governor from a major party, have been placed to residents from an out-of-state white supremacist entity. Mr. Gillum, 39, the Tallahassee mayor and a progressive candidate who won an upset victory in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, will face […]

Read More

Andrew Gillum Pulled Off the Upset of a Lifetime. Now Comes the Hard Part.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Andrew Gillum waged a quixotic Democratic primary campaign for Florida governor, defeating wealthy rivals who outspent him, dismissing moderate naysayers who questioned him and believing until the end that an unorthodox strategy of excitement generated mostly by word of mouth would propel him to victory. He dropped […]

Read More

Democratic Embrace of Diverse Candidates Collides With Barbed Politics of Trump Era

WASHINGTON — Democratic nominees for governor include three African-Americans, two of them in the old Confederacy, a prospect that not long ago would have been unthinkable. Record numbers of women are competing in congressional races. Elsewhere, Muslims, gays, lesbians and transgender people will be on the ballot for high-profile offices. […]

Read More

Trump Ally Ron DeSantis Wins Florida Governor’s Primary

The most high-profile primary Tuesday, though, was in Arizona, where just three days after the death of Senator John McCain, Republicans were demonstrating how much the party had drifted from Mr. McCain’s pragmatic style of politics to Mr. Trump’s hard-line nationalism. Each of the three candidates vying to replace Mr. […]

Read More

At Florida Rally, Trump Brags About Economy and Takes Aim at Usual Targets

TAMPA, Fla. — President Trump brought a message of a booming economy with him to Central Florida on Tuesday evening. He boasted about his administration’s economic accomplishments at an event at a local high school, where a supporter cheerily praised him as “the best president.” And he signed a piece of work force legislation, holding […]

Read More

In Florida, Not All Politics Are Local, as Trump Shapes Governor’s Race

“I have no idea where DeSantis stands on education in Florida, the homeowner’s insurance crisis, on flood insurance,” said Mike Fasano, a former Republican state legislator from north of Tampa who is now a county tax collector, and who is leaning toward supporting Mr. Putnam. “Every time I hear anything about him it’s about Trump.” […]

Read More