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…