The networks “ABC” and “CNN” predicted that DeSantis, 44, would win over his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, to continue in his position as governor of Florida for a second term.
DeSantis has grown up among the conservative political right of late, until he is seen as a potential serious contender for former President Donald Trump for the Republican Party nomination in the 2024 presidential election, according to the AFP.
DeSantis has drawn national attention for his opposition to draconian measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 and has also paved the way for criticizing the growing tolerance of gay rights.
At the beginning of questyear, the governor of Florida also signed a law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, joining a national conservative campaign to curtail abortion rights.
In another move in In keeping with conservative politics, DeSantis sent dozens of illegal immigrants to the affluent Martha’s Vineyard resort in Massachusetts, prompting Republicans to sue him.
Although DeSantis did not announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election, he kept his options open by refusing to commit to completing his second term as governor.
Christ, 66, was governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011 for the Republican Party, but in He later moved to the Democratic Party and won the House of Representatives elections for this party, before stepping down and running for the state government.