Gillum, who was trying to become the state's first black governor, told a crowd gathered on the campus of Florida A&M University, "I sincerely regret I couldn't bring it home for you".
DeSantis, who attended Yale University and Harvard Law School, resigned his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in September to focus exclusively on his gubernatorial bid.
Gillum's candidacy was plagued with allegations about his spending while he was mayor of Tallahassee and questions about whether or not an FBI investigation into the city during his tenure as mayor had extended to him. Neither Georgia nor Florida has elected a Democratic governor in 20 years.
In Little Havana, 34-year-old Enrique Tarrio says he chose DeSantis because the businesses he owns have flourished under Republican Gov. Rick Scott. He and DeSantis two are ideological opposites, with DeSantis an ardent Trump supporter who vows to implement the president's policies, and Gillum, a progressive who advocates expanding Medicaid and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In one final twist, DeSantis, who throughout the campaign portrayed Tallahassee as crime-ridden and risky, will now be moving their to do his new job - right alongside the city's mayor, (still) Andrew Gillum.
While voters showed up at the polls or returned ballots in near-record numbers for a midterm election, turnout in Democrat-rich South Florida -- roughly 57 percent in Broward and Miami-Dade counties -- lagged behind the statewide turnout rate of 62 percent. Fox News shows DeSantis was leading with 49.9 percent of the vote to Gillum's 48.9 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
The Associated Press called the victory for DeSantis at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday. All told, Democrats had flipped at least seven Republican-held governorships without suffering any losses as of early Wednesday morning.
"I promise you tonight that we are going to make sure every vote is counted", she said.
Florida is the most populous of the battleground states that swing between the parties in presidential elections, but Republicans have controlled the governor's mansion for two decades.
The outcome of elections for state positions could also affect future control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
DeSantis, 40, was considered an underdog before Trumptweeted his support for DeSantis in December, a month before he got into the race.
Democrats have cast more than 2.1 million ballots. Quick. But there are certain people in certain states that will never vote for a brown person.
In South Dakota, the Republican congresswoman Kristi Noem will become the state's first female governor. "Now, senator will do". Marsha Blackburn became the first female senator to represent Tennessee when she outlasted a challenge from former Gov.
Bob Corker, a moderate Republican who opted to retire previous year after repeated clashes with President Trump . Marsha is the conservative champion we need in Washington to fight for the Trump agenda.
Temporary representation was with him for his court appearance again Tuesday, and CNN has reached out to the attorney for comment. The local Girl Scout group consisted of 12 persons (5 adults and 7 children) who participating in a highway cleanup project.
Turkey is looking for the person, who ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on its soil, he said. Without the body, the family can not conduct a proper burial or move past the disappearance.
In total, Amazon received proposals from 238 cities past year and reduced the list down to 20 finalists in January. Today's report comes after a whirlwind of rumored activity on Amazon's HQ2 decision process this weekend.
But even the policy debates have played out as much as cultural identity battles as they have nuanced debates over policy details. The Georgia outcome is among the most closely watched of any midterm contest for reasons beyond Abrams' race and gender.
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Farrell smashed into the South African fullback, dislodging the ball which was picked up by England and then punted out of play. South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus opted to go down the sarcasm route when asked for his opinion.
Bradley won for the first time, and Kinsler acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline took home his second award. The winners are determined by combining votes from Major League managers and coaches with a sabermetric component.
When Gallop began polling Americans about the marijuana legalization in 1969, just 12 percent of respondents supported the issue. In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts .
The Melbourne Cup was again been marred by the death of a horse on Tuesday, this time the Irish-trained The Cliffsofmoher . While several races were pushed back at the start of the day, the event was able to catch up towards the end of the day.
Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others were running LGBT candidates and Muslims. Ahead of the results, United States stocks closed higher, with the benchmark S&P 500 Index ending the day at a two-week high.
US troops seen setting up barbed wire near Mexico border
The Department of Homeland Security disputes that characterization, and the story has been updated with DHS comment. Manning also pointed out that soldiers "do not plan to interact with the protesters or migrant" at the border.
The 14 Best Quotes From Trump's Wild Post-Midterm Presser
President Trump said Wednesday that a reporter's question about whether he foments white nationalism was a "racist" question. But they lost their majority in the House, a setback for Trump after a campaign that became a referendum on his leadership.
Most Britons back staying in EU
Justice Secretary David Gauke warned that a no-deal Brexit would be bad for the UK. And the survey results will not help her.
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She also references all her exes, including Mac Miller (R.I.P.), thanking them for teaching her love, patience, and pain. Davidson gets a mention in the song along with her late ex Mac Miller , whose real name was Malcolm McCormick.
Lowe’s to close 2 stores in IL , 1 in Indiana
He likes the company's "honed focus", as Lowe's cuts its losses and doubles down on improving its highest-potential stores. To provide an "an orderly wind-down", Lowe's intends to conduct store closing sales for most of the locations.
Trump rally crowd sings for passed out supporter
Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. And Hannity wasn't the only Fox host to take the stage to fawn over the president.
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Players can buy and customize up to eight in-game outfits in the Battle Royale Item Shop starting on Friday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. If you spot a gold monster or monster spawner, focus your file upon it, as those drop Legendary items when destroyed.
Xherdan Shaqiri to miss Liverpool trip to Belgrade
The Reds were top of the group heading into the tie and had the chance to extend their lead over Napoli and Paris-Saint Germain. Last season's runners-up are now top of Group C and one point clear of Napoli at the midway point of the group stage.