Gov. DeSantis Wins Re-Election, Flips Deep-Blue Miami Red

In 2020, President Biden beat then-President Trump by several percentage points across the county.

DeSantis was projected to defeat Democratic opponent Charlie Crist 57.2% to 42.2%. Crist ran for governor as a Republican in 2006 but lost Miami-Dade.

The county has a Democratic executive, while Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez is one of a few big-city leaders aligned with the GOP.

The city has a high Latino and Hispanic population, particularly Cuban Americans. In 2020, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., upset incumbent and former Bill Clinton Cabinet member Donna Shalala in the district covering that part of the city and beyond. Read more…

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