As the mainstream media continues to tell us, there are several midterm election races occurring on Tuesday night that won’t be settled for at least several days, and some not within the week. Much of this has to do with absentee balloting, mail-in balloting, and any number of lawsuits that are spawned by this tight, heated election.
But this certainly isn’t the case in the race for Florida’s Governor, where a wildly popular potential 2024 presidential candidate has finished atop the heap.
The Fox News Decision Desk projects GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis will defeat Charlie Crist to secure another term as the Sunshine State’s chief executive.
DeSantis, a former three-term congressman who was narrowly elected governor in 2018, has seen his popularity soar among conservatives in Florida and across the country the past two and a half years, courtesy of his forceful pushback against coronavirus pandemic restrictions and his aggressive actions as a culture wars warrior.
The Sunshine State Governor’s star was rising during recent months.
DeSantis grabbed more national attention and sparked new controversy in recent months by flying migrants from Texas to the progressive bastion of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts this summer, spotlighting his tough stance on the issue of illegal immigration.
DeSantis is believed to be exploring the idea of a race for the White House in 2024 – something that has put him at odds with former President Donald Trump over the course of last several weeks.