BREAKING: Rick Scott, Ron DeSantis Easily Win Their Primaries

by | Aug 28, 2018

 

Governor Rick Scott and Congressman Ron DeSantis have easily won their Republican primary races to be Florida’s next Senator and Governor, respectively.

Fox News announced the results just a few minutes after 8:00 pm ET, after the final polls closed in the Panhandle. The AP has also confirmed this result.

Scott will go on to face incumbent Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for the general. The Democratic primary for Governor remains to be settled but former Congresswoman Gwen Graham — herself the daughter of former Florida Governor Bob Graham — is the current front runner, with a narrow lead over and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum are battling it out for the Democratic nomination. [This post was updated after Gillum surged in Broward and Miami-Dade precincts.]

Both Scott and DeSantis were endorsed by President Donald Trump and polls showed that to be an advantage among Florida Republican primary voters.

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Cross-posted at RedState.

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