Two confirmations in Florida: The endorsement powers of Trump and Bernie Sanders

Two confirmations in Florida: The endorsement powers of Trump and Bernie Sanders

The race for governor will be closely watched as an indicator ahead of 2020, when Mr Trump could be seeking re-election against a liberal Democratic candidate.

Ducey's win came one day after President Trump announced his "full and complete" endorsement for him and declared he is doing a great job - notably with ensuring national security.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a distant third at around 19 percent.

She and Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema have temporarily suspended their campaigns while the body of six-term U.S. Sen.

GOP nominee for #FLGov Ron DeSantis just said Florida shouldn't "monkey this up" by electing Andrew Gillum.

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If Gillum becomes governor in Florida and Democrats win majority control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections, his victory nearly certainly means the Democrats will lose whatever inhibitions they may have about impeaching the president.

DeSantis based almost his entire primary run Trump and acknowledged his endorsement was the key.

President Trump wasted no time congratulating the 52-year-old congresswoman on her win in an early Wednesday morning tweet. "Also, Mayor Gillum will be on with Shepard Smith today at 3:00 p.m". However, lobbyist Adam Corey, who appears to be at the center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was a longtime Gillum friend and ally until Gillum cut ties with him previous year, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

Sinema's and McSally's Senate runs also have created House openings in Arizona, a fast-growing and increasingly diverse state where Democrats are eager to gain a foothold.

The district covers the southeastern corner of Arizona from most of Tucson down to the U.S-Mexico border. Florida's registered Republicans are 83 percent white. Democrats hope to flip the seat in their bid to take control of the House of Representatives. Gov. Doug Ducey will name McCain's replacement after the senator's funeral.

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Republican Lea Marquez Peterson and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick emerged victorious from heated primary races.

President Obama won in Florida twice.

Ducey will now face off against his Democrat opponent, Arizona State University professor David Garcia, in November.

Those primary races Tuesday set up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis is being criticized for using the word "monkey" in a live television interview Wednesday while discussing Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum.

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Rep. Martha McSally fended off a pair of conservative challengers to carry the Arizona Republican Senate primary to fill the seat vacated by retiring Sen. Political newcomer Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt was able to knock out former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett in a close race. Gillum supports Medicare for all, abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and impeaching President Trump.

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