American citizens are anxiously awaiting the results while ballots are still being counted. Depending on their political affiliation, they are hoping for either the conservative Red Wave or a sustained Democratic hegemony.
Republicans are making gains, and late on Tuesday, Ron DeSantis upset Charlie Crist, a Democrat, in Florida’s governor’s race thanks to a massive turnout of GOP voters, especially in Miami, a historically blue region.
After raising a record-breaking $200 million for his reelection campaign, DeSantis was in an excellent position going into Tuesday night. In contrast, Politico claimed that Crist only raised about $31 million. Given that DeSantis has only invested about $100,000 in his campaign, he still has almost $90 million in cash. According to Politico, the additional $90 million might be applied to a potential 2024 presidential campaign.
Republican lobbyist Slater Bayliss stated: “If you look at where the money is coming from, it’s indicative of Gov. DeSantis being seen by national donors as the de facto frontrunner for president.”
“I think people on the left do not think their candidates sell out, and on the right, we think ours cut deals and are more pragmatic,” he said. “Former President Trump’s whole brand on the Republican side was that he does not sell out.”
He added that “Gov. DeSantis has built on that” and “Is taken more seriously by many Republican donors.”
Prior to Tuesday’s midterm elections, Trump hinted that he will declare his candidacy for president in 2024 on November 15. It was predicted by some observers that Trump would base his choice on the results of the elections on Tuesday, so he may alter his mind.
Questions about DeSantis have been directed at former President Trump in light of the rumors that he would run for president in 2024. Trump has recently come under fire for making jokes about DeSantis and demeaning him, implying that DeSantis is not yet prepared for the National scene. DeSantis is viewed by many as a natural for the White House, but not in 2024.
At a rally this week, Trump declared that “the people of Florida are going to reelect the wonderful, the great friend of mine, Marco Rubio, to the United States Senate, and you’re going to reelect Ron DeSantis as your governor.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The fallout from the jibe has the media creating a feud between the two popular Republicans, but Trump had the answer on Tuesday.
Former President Donald Trump gave a brief three-word response on Election Day when he was asked if he cast a ballot for the governor of his home state of Florida, Ron DeSantis.
Trump and former first lady Melania Trump were seen in a video clip walking together when a reporter shouted, “Did you vote for Gov. DeSantis?” Trump paused briefly, turned, and said, “Yes, I did.” CONTINUE READING…