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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis projected to win reelection

Election 2022 Florida Governor
Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 08, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is projected to win reelection. The Associated Press made the projection around 8 p.m. Eastern.

DeSantis is expected to beat his Democratic rival, Charlie Crist, by a wide margin.

DeSantis was first elected to office in 2018, narrowly beating Democrat Andrew Gillium.

The Florida governor is considered a potential 2024 presidential nominee. During a debate with Crist last month, DeSantis would not commit to serving a full four-year term as governor.

The DeSantis victory is not a surprise for many political observers. Florida has continued to favor Republicans much more over the last decade.