Backed DeSantis is Florida's GOP nominee

In Florida governor's race Republicans neck and neck after Trump endorses underdog and Fox News guest

In Florida governor's race Republicans neck and neck after Trump endorses underdog and Fox News guest

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey planned to name a replacement to fill McCain's seat after the primary.

In a tweet Monday, Trump said of DeSantis: "Strong on Crime, Borders and wants Low Taxes". Here is one of his campaign videos.

Andrew Gillum did it, and he did it his way.

In Arizona, McCain's death after a yearlong battle with brain cancer loomed over the primary contests.

Republicans have held the governor's mansion in the swing state since 1999, but the GOP is seen as increasingly vulnerable because of controversies surrounding Trump. "Ron!" when he was declared the GOP nominee Tuesday evening.

The Arizona seat of retiring Republican Jeff Flake, a Trump critic, is considered one of the two top takeover targets for Democrats, along with Nevada.

In the Republican primary, DeSantis beat out Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who had seemingly built up the run for governor his entire adult life after being elected to office as a 22-year-old.

Among African-American and young voters, key voting blocs that have been dormant in recent elections, Gillum's win could mean an even more motivated electorate come Election Day.

Gillum defeated former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, who previously represented Florida's 2nd district in the House and whose father, Bob Graham, had previously served as governor of the state.

Seven candidates fought for for the Democratic gubernatorial ticket, with Gillum surpassing many expectations.

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, had been endorsed by US Senator Bernie Sanders. In the Florida win, Dinkins saw an indication that another WFP-backed candidate, Cynthia Nixon, can upset New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in that state's September 13 Democratic primary.

The race is already one of the most expensive in the country.

"I have been really slow to try to think on it because it's too big", he said.

A CNN survey in June found that 67 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of McCain, while just 33 percent of Republicans did.

But former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who tried unsuccessfully to unseat McCain in 2016. Now, he'll face Democratic Sen.

McSally wasted no time taking on her Democratic opponent, calling the race "a choice between a doer and a talker, between a patriot and a protester". With the cloud of a federal investigation over his bid for governor, Gillum faced an uphill climb to advance to the fall's general election.

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