With the 59.4% of the votes, Republican candidate Ron DeSantis won the midterm elections last Tuesday and will run for a new term as governor of Florida. Considered the big winner on election day, he is seen by many as an alternative to Donald Trump for the possible return of the Republican party to the White House in 2024.
The 44-year-old Governor of Florida began his political career in 2012 as a congressman in the House of Representatives representing your State. In November 2016 he ran again and was re-elected. After prevailing in the internal ones of his party, DeSantis defeated the Democrat Andrew Gillum in September 2018 and thus became the youngest governor in the history of his district.
A native of the city of Jacksonville and with a profile conservative y religiousjumped into the national contest for his harsh criticism of sanitary measures during the coronavirus pandemic and is characterized by his strong opinions against abortion and the recreational use of marijuana.
With his great triumph in the mid-term elections —he took 20 point advantage to the Democratic candidate Charlie Christ—, DeSantis consolidates his political career and is emerging as a firm competitor of former President Trump in the 2024 election. In addition, the latinos and womentwo sectors of voters who did not accompany him in the previous election, turned to him this Tuesday.
The vote count showed that the Conservative leader increased its electoral base in almost all demographic groups and managed to win in the most populous district of Florida, Miami-Dade.
Trump on alert
Although the former US president did not formally announce it, Donald Trump’s candidacy is almost a fact. Next Tuesday, November 15, he will participate in an act at Mar-a-Lago, his mansion in Palm Beach (Florida), and it is presumed that his launch will be there with a view to 2024.
The businessman recently referred to the rumors that place DeSantis as his competitor: “And now, Ron DeSanctimonious (prudish) is playing! The Fake News (he refers to all the media in this way) ask him if he is going to present himself in case Trump shows up, and he says, ‘I’m just focused on the governor’s race, I’m not looking at the future.’ in terms of loyalty and class, that’s not really the right answer”, he declared, with his usual style, in an interview with the chain Fox News.
And I add: “I’d tell you things about him that won’t be very flattering, I know more about him than anyone apart from maybe his wife“.