Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at rally in Hialeah on eve of Election Day

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz Balart, Jeanette Nunez also speak at GOP event

HIALEAH, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not showing any signs of slowing down ahead of Election Day.

He held a rally in Hialeah Monday night, bringing out some big Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz Balart.

“We are not going to let anyone destroy our state and we are not going to let anyone destroy our country,” Rubio said.

“I don’t need to tell you what’s at stake, you know what is at stake,” said Balart.

Lieutenant Gov. Jeanette Nunez was also on hand to speak at the event.

“Tomorrow we are going to retire Charlie Crist,” she said.

The Florida GOP heavyweights all spoke ahead of DeSantis, who took to the podium and made his final case as to why he should be re-elected.

“We’ve led the way in this country on so many different issues,” DeSantis said. “Just think how many businesses we have saved over the last couple of years. We are proud that our unemployment rate in Florida is the second lowest in the history of the state.”

DeSantis has been crisscrossing the state, making many appearances.

He was in Palm Beach County earlier in the day, but was noticeably missing from a Republican rally Sunday night where former President Donald Trump stumped for Rubio at the Miami-Dade Fairgrounds.

DeSantis’ rival, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, also made his final case while speaking at an event in Wilton Manors with Senate candidate Val Demings, who is running against Rubio.

“You know these past four years it’s been a nightmare,” Crist said. “It’s been a nightmare with this governor.”

Recent polls show DeSantis ahead of Crist.

Crist will be in St. Petersburg on Tuesday while DeSantis will be in Tampa at their respective election night watch parties.

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Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.