DeSantis, 40, was considered an underdog...
DeSantis, a Harvard-educated lawyer, has said that he will appoint conservative justices who are "solid constitutionalists".
"The great thing about our country is that every two years, the people have that one day in November where the elites don't call the shots, where they don't get to craft the narrative and where they don't get to set the agenda", DeSantis said.
In the governor's race, former U.S. Rep.
DeSantis said one area where he might unite Floridians will be behind an effort to address the problems of toxic algae and red tide and on moving forward with plans to restore the Florida Everglades.
On Twitter Trump said: "I will be doing a news conference at The White House - 11:30 A.M". "We're going to fight; we're going to keep fighting". Gillum supported far left positions such as abolishing ICE and establishing Medicare for All.
Gillum received more than 10,200 votes than Nelson, while DeSantis received more than 10,000 votes than Scott.
"In four years, he'll be able to run again", said Cindy Martin, 50, of Pensacola.
"This was from the beginning an extremely hard task", Gillum said. "That we still have relevance", he said. "He inspired a lot of people, and he made a movement".
With more than 80 percent of the vote counted, DeSantis held a lead of 1 percent. If he wins the general election, he'd be the first Black Governor in the state's history. Bill Nelson in his Senate race against Gov. Rick Scott. Marco Rubio chose to run for re-election. The couple has two young children under 2 years old. DeSantis, though, essentially ran his campaign from the Fox News studio near the Capitol, appearing several times a week to defend Trump on issues ranging from the Russian Federation investigation to the promised border wall.
Of the past 26 statewide races, including presidential contests and Cabinet elections, Democrats have won just five. Trump joined in, tweeting similar messages. Gillum said the FBI assured him he was not the target of the investigation, but documents released in October placed him close to the action.
King, who ran in the primary against Gillum, Gwen Graham, Philip Levine and Greene, is CEO of Elevation Financial Group, a Winter Park-based company that builds affordable housing. Gillum even spelled out the slur during a debate. "I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist".
"Political campaigns are a rough business and often about highlighting our differences". He enjoyed support from President Trump throughout his campaign.
Late Tuesday night, Gillum spoke to those at his election results watch party at Florida A&M University when he saw the numbers weren't going his way.
"I think you're going to get exhausted of me calling you, asking you for things for Florida", DeSantis said about Trump.