Winners and losers emerging from Florida’s 2018 general election
Remember back, say, two years ago? The 2018 governor’s race was supposed to be Adam Putnam’s to lose.
And then he did.
Then it was Gwen Graham’s to lose. And she lost.
Then it was Andrew Gillum’s. And so did he.
So here we are with Ron DeSantis getting sworn-in in January (we think, maybe, who knows, that margin of victory is shrinking), and – oh, by the way – multiple recounts going down, as of this writing.
This was the year to expect the unexpected. Of course, we didn’t and were shocked – shocked! – when reality didn’t coincide with the polls. (But we’ll get there.)
So without further ado, here are this election’s Winners and Losers, with a proviso that this list is a work in progress, and names could be added:
Donald Trump — He got his man DeSantis into the Governor’s Office and another Republican vote – Rick Scott – into the U.S. Senate. Yeah, yeah, recount. Whatevs. We don’t think Bill Nelson will overcome that 17,000-vote deficit. And with Republicans squarely in control of pretty much everything in Florida beyond local seats,