GOP Just Became Ron DeSantis’ Party, Reports Suggest
(RepublicanJournal.org) – As the dust settles on the midterm elections, some new realities are taking hold in Washington, DC. One is that the vice-like hold former President Donald Trump had on the Republican Party may have slipped. Another is that his now-chief rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has never been in so strong a position.
On Wednesday, November 9, the “Morning Joe” panel on MSNBC broke down the shifting power dynamics within the GOP. Co-host Joe Scarborough highlighted that while DeSantis was storming to victory in his gubernatorial race, former President Trump was celebrating the losses of fellow Republicans like Colorado US Senate hopeful Joe O’Dea.
Governor DeSantis claimed a massive victory over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, eventually triumphing by almost 20 points. The staunch conservative even managed to flip some of the more liberal enclaves of what has traditionally been a purple state.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, saw a number of his endorsed candidates lose out to Democrats. In Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz missed out on a US Senate seat, with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) taking it instead. In Arizona, Katie Hobbs (D) looks set to beat Trump-backed Kari Lake (R) to the governor’s mansion.
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