In Upset, Progressive Bests Dem Frontrunner In Florida Gov Primary


President Donald Trump hasn't made a secret of his support for Congressman Ron DeSantis to be the next person in the Florida governor's mansion.

Though Trump's approval rating in Florida is underwater - more negative than positive - he's more popular in the Sunshine State than he is nationwide. Trump's endorsement helped him overtake Putnam, who has held elected office almost his entire adult life.

Kirkpatrick had a lot of help from the party in her bid for the 2nd District seat McSally vacated to run for Senate. There were just a few people who said that this moment would not be possible.

A St. Pete Polls survey released Monday showed Gwen Graham leading in the democratic race for Florida governor.

In Arizona, Republicans nominated U.S. Representative Martha McSally, an establishment favorite, in a three-way Senate primary that became a battle to prove who was most loyal to Trump. On Tuesday night, they celebrated Gillum's win as they have previous primary victories this year by African-American gubernatorial contenders - including Maryland's Ben Jealous and Georgia's Stacey Abrams - by hailing the emergence of what Democracy for America executive director Charles Chamberlain describes as "the New American Majority of people of color and progressive white voters (who) are ready to deliver transformative results for candidates who share their commitment to bold, inclusive populism".

"On to November!" tweeted Trump.

Gillum surprised the Democrat establishment in Flordia with a primary victory.

Gillum also won the support of nationally prominent progressives like NY congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. But spending almost $30 million against DeSantis seemed not enough to blunt his rise with the power of Trump. Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Osacio-Cortez, whose upset win in a New York Congressional race put democratic socialism on display, tweeted her congratulations last night - which DeSantis' campaign jumped on as "very helpful".

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

I'm trying to make Florida even better, he wants to make Florida Venezuela. He will go up against staunch Trump ally Rep. In both states the most prominent theme in television advertising was health care, a bread-and-butter issue that the president and his party have largely ignored since various bills attempting to repeal or modify the Affordable Care Act failed past year.

Only five states remain to pick candidates in early September before full attention turns to the November election, when all 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senate seats will be at stake.

McCain's death has highlighted anew the shift in the Republican Party since he captured the GOP nomination for president in 2008.

A CNN survey in June found that 67 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of McCain, while just 33 percent of Republicans did. When McCain's family said last week that he was discontinuing medical treatment, Ward speculated in a later-deleted Facebook post that the announcement was meant to hurt her campaign for Flake's seat.

"I'll say this to Phil Levine and Gwen Graham. decriminalizing is a copout because decriminalizing is not legalizing", said Morgan, adding that the public doesn't care about marijuana laws.

A significant number of Republicans backed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and fellow immigration hard-liner Kelli Ward.

"DeSantis will face off in November against the victor of Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary". Sinema announced that she was pausing her campaign Wednesday and Thursday, when McCain's body will lie in Arizona's Capitol.