Florida redder than ever; 5-minute midterms analysis
“The people have delivered their verdict: Freedom is here to stay,” DeSantis said during his victory speech on election night. Winning by 16.4 point margin, Marco Rubio became the first Florida Republican to secure three terms in the Senate. In a speech acknowledging her loss, Demings congratulated her opponent and told Florida Democrats not to give up. District 27 is almost 70% hispanic voters, covering most of Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Kendall. Florida voters also voted down all three statewide ballot measures to amend the Florida Constitution.themiamihurricane.com
Even in heavily blue Broward, DeSantis’s results gave Republicans reason to cheer and Democrats cause for alarm
Looking at a map of Florida election results, Broward County looks like a blue oasis for Democrats in the Republican red state of Florida. But a closer look at the 2022 midterm elections shows it’s somewhat of a mirage — and an ominous sign for any Democrat who thinks their party has a shot at winning statewide elections in the foreseeable future.sun-sentinel.com
With runaway win, DeSantis’ political career becomes supercharged
Gov. Ron DeSantis steadfastly focused his reelection campaign on President Joe Biden rather than on his Democratic opponent in Florida. But DeSantis’ runaway victory Tuesday, while crushing to Democrats, felt more like a win over a different rival: former President Donald Trump.sun-sentinel.com
Republicans ahead in early and mail voting as candidates making Election Eve push in South Florida
As the candidates cram in campaign events and TV appearances, Florida Democrats are heading into Election Day with a lot of work ahead of them. Avoiding big losses would require an enormous turnout of Democratic voters on Tuesday and an anemic showing for Republicans, and there aren’t’ signs of that happening. Republicans are outpacing Democrats in early voting and mail ballots cast.sun-sentinel.com
As voters worry about inflation, Democrats still hope abortion rights drives voter turnout — against Republicans
By making abortion rights central to their campaigns, top Florida Democrats thought they could young voters and independent women to punish anti-abortion Republicans in the midterm elections. The Democratic thinking was that voters energized by the issue could help them buck history, in which midterm elections go badly for the party that controls the presidency. Florida voters say inflation is their top concern. “How is abortion going to top that personal experience with gas, housing, groceries, rent?”sun-sentinel.com
VIEW RESULTS: Florida State Races: 2022 Midterm Election
Voters in South Florida will cast their ballots Tuesday for the Midterm Election, with the big race being the race for governor between incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democrat Charlie Crist, who served as the 44th governor of the Sunshine State from 2007 to 2011 when he was still a Republican.
Charlie Crist describes Biden as ‘ageless’ and full of energy, depicts DeSantis as a cowardly bully
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist described President Joe Biden as an inspiring and “ageless” political leader, who demonstrates inspiring energy. And he depicted the man he hopes to unseat, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, as a cowardly bully who displays a false machismo.sun-sentinel.com
President Biden is heading to South Florida. He’ll go after Republicans as threat to Medicare and Social Security.
President Joe Biden is heading to South Florida for three events: a Democratic Party rally for gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and U.S. Senate candidate Val Demings, a fundraiser for Crist's campaign, and a speech about Social Security, Medicare and prescription drug costs.sun-sentinel.com
Biden tears into GOP, labels DeSantis ‘Trump incarnate'
President Joe Biden has lashed out at Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as “Donald Trump incarnate,” zeroing in on a potential 2024 GOP presidential contender as he campaigns for Democrats facing uphill fights in next week’s midterm election.
Democrats pushing Black voters in South Florida to turn out for midterm elections
In the final stretch of the midterm election campaign, Florida Democratic candidates and surrogates are pushing, cajoling and pleading with Black voters to turn out and cast their ballots. “I understand that there’s this bit of apathy in our community when people may feel, ‘How does this impact me? How does this impact my day-to-day life?’”sun-sentinel.com
Crist talks abortion in Broward County, DeSantis woos Monroe County with money
With midterm elections drawing closer, Democratic candidate for Florida’s Governor Charlie Crist spoke at the African American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale on Friday to discuss abortion rights while hammering his opponent Gov. Ron DeSantis’ views.
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VIEW RESULTS: South Florida 2022 Midterm Election results
Voters in South Florida are casting their ballots Tuesday for the Midterm Election, with the big race being the race for governor between incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democrat Charlie Crist, who served as the 44th governor of the Sunshine State from 2007 to 2011 when he was still a Republican.
Dodge, deny or fib: Candidates stay vague on 2024 plans
Presidential aspirants running for reelection while dreaming of the highest office in the land often face an uncomfortable question: Will they commit to serving a full term — should they win one — when their best moment to take a shot at the White House may come sooner than that.
Gov. Ron DeSantis sticks to script as he dodges question about presidential ambitions
Gov. Ron DeSantis' answer about whether he’d serve a full four-year term if re-elected or run for president dodged the question instead of directly answering it. The question from Democratic challenger Charlie Crist and the answer from DeSantis weren’t spur-of-the-moment exchanges, but the kind of lines candidates prepare for and rehearse in advance of debates.sun-sentinel.com
A fierce fight for Charlie Crist and Ron DeSantis in their only governor’s race debate
From the opening minutes of their debate until the end, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist and offered clearly rehearsed talking points aimed at key themes of their campaigns. Again and again, DeSantis sought to link Crist with President Joe Biden. Crist repeatedly emphasized his support for abortion rights and reminded the audience of DeSantis’ opposition.sun-sentinel.com
Mail voting tops 1.2 million in Florida with more than two weeks to midterm elections
More than 1.2 million Florida voters have already cast their midterm election ballots, reflecting a continuing desire by many to vote from the comfort of their homes rather than lining up at an early voting center or Election Day polling place.sun-sentinel.com
Florida poll: DeSantis far ahead of Crist in governor’s race. A smaller lead for Rubio in Senate contest.
Gov. Ron DeSantis holds an 11-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in a Florida Atlantic University poll. The U.S. Senate race is closer, with incumbent Republican Marco Rubio 6 points ahead of Democratic challenger Val Demings.sun-sentinel.com
DeSantis: I’ll call special session for Ian tax relief, maybe property insurance
Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he plans to call a special legislative session to provide property-tax relief to people affected by Hurricane Ian, with the session possibly addressing property-insurance issues as well.sun-sentinel.com
Do debates matter? Voters about to get only chance to see U.S. Senate and Florida governor candidates face each other
Florida's U.S. Senate candidates, Marco Rubio and Val Demings, are about to hold their one and only debate. Six days later is the one debate between governor candidates Ron DeSantis and Charlie Crist. Despite the vastly different policy views, temperaments and personal styles between the two candidates in each race, they have common debate objectives: Don’t make a mistake, get off a memorable one-liner or two, rattle the opponent enough that they say something stupid — or at least be portrayed that way on social media.sun-sentinel.com
Crist delivers blistering takedown of DeSantis’ pre-Hurricane Ian leadership
Charlie Crist denounced Gov. Ron DeSantis for what he said was mishandling the approach of Hurricane Ian, suggesting that better leadership could have meant fewer deaths from the storm. “The lapse in leadership was apparent and obvious. ... It’s before the storm hit where true leadership really comes to bear and it didn’t in this case." He also says DeSantis doesn't deserve special credit for the state's post-storm response.sun-sentinel.com
As time dwindles, Charlie Crist seeks to revitalize campaign with focus on abortion rights
Seeking to recapture attention and change the trajectory of the campaign, Charlie Crist is pushing to reframe the Florida governor’s race as a referendum on abortion rights. The issue will be central during the final four weeks of the campaign, the Democratic nominee said as he launched the effort to jump-start his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. In his view, Crist said, abortion rights are "the central focus of every Floridian who cares about a woman’s right to choose.”sun-sentinel.com
Charlie Crist-Ron DeSantis debate is back on — now set for Oct. 24
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and challenger Charlie Crist will have their debate on Oct. 24 — 12 days later than originally planned. The debate had been set for Wednesday, but it was postponed as the focus of elected officials, including DeSantis, shifted to the response to the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Ian. The debate going ahead could help Crist. But the timing, after many people will already have voted by mail, is bad for the Democratic challenger.sun-sentinel.com
DeSantis drops provocations — for now — in response to Ian
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has whipsawed his way through the national conversation this month, first by putting migrants on planes or buses to Democratic strongholds and then shifting to a more traditional role of crisis manager as Hurricane Ian barreled into his state.
DeSantis seeks dismissal of suit by suspended prosecutor
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a federal judge to throw out a free speech lawsuit filed by a Democratic prosecutor he suspended from office over statements about not pursuing criminal charges in abortion, transgender rights and certain low-level cases.