July 25, 2024

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Governors.  Democratic stars can’t be surprised that the controversial DeSantis scored a famous victory to Trump’s chagrin

Governors. Democratic stars can’t be surprised that the controversial DeSantis scored a famous victory to Trump’s chagrin


Republican Governor Ron DeSantis remains in power in Florida. His success was expected, but it was remarkably large: step CNN For example, a larger lead than President Donald Trump two years ago. DeSantis also became the first Republican governor in two decades to bring in metropolitan, and thus predominantly Democratic, Miami-Dade.

DeSantis’ victory is also seen as an important signal heading into 2024: The governor has been seen for years as Trump’s main potential challenger in the next presidential election. The former president knows that, too, because he warned DeSantis Fox News Al: He said he could “say things that weren’t flattering” about DeSantis and “knew more about Ron than anyone except maybe his wife.”

Trump said DeSantis would be wrong if he challenged him in the Republican primary because he “could really hurt himself,” “the grassroots won’t like it,” and “it’s not good for the nation.” . Trump said.

DeSantis positions himself on the extreme right of the Republican Party. For example, last week he ruled that young people in his state under the age of 18 cannot receive Medicaid for medical gender reassignment, a major point of contention for many Republican voters. However, he is less eccentric and controversial than Trump, so experts say he would be a good candidate to win over moderate right-wing voters.

Ron DeSantis © AFP


In Georgia, which has transitioned from traditionally Republican to an ‘orange’ state in recent decades, incumbent Governor Brian Kemp is holding on to power. He defeated Democratic incumbent Stacey Abrams. The two ran against each other in 2018, when Kemp won by 55,000 votes. The election was highly controversial because Kemp was accused of making it harder for black voters to register.

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Kemp and officials in Georgia opposed Donald Trump and his voter fraud charges two years ago, even as Democrats narrowly won the state. That moderate Republican aura now appears to have given Kemp a bonus, as he’ll likely win by a larger margin than he did in 2018.

Stacey Abrams © AB


In Texas, incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott defeated Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Abbott, a deeply conservative figure backed by Trump, recently made headlines for opposing the Democrats’ asylum policies for taking in migrants by boat or plane.

O’Rourke was considered rising star for Democrats, but so far between 2013 and 2019 he has only won one seat in the House of Representatives. In 2018 he lost the Senate race to Ted Cruz, and in 2019 he ran for president, but he quickly swept away that ring.

Pete O’Rourke © AB


In Arkansas, Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders (as expected) became the new governor. Sanders, one of (many) White House spokespeople under Donald Trump, will become the first female governor of a southern state. He takes over the position that his father, Mike Huckabee, held for the past ten years.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders © AB


Democrat Josh Shapiro won hard-fought Pennsylvania. He defeated far-right Republican Doug Mastriano, who had been instrumental in spreading conspiracy theories about fraud in the previous presidential election.

Doug Mastriano © AB

New York

In New York state, incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul — who took over from Andrew Cuomo, who resigned in August 2021 — remains in office, having been elected to a full term. Republicans were hoping to pick up his seat (in a traditionally Democratic state), but that doesn’t seem to have been a success. Trump supported his opponent, Lee Seldin, and his campaign focused on increased crime.



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In Massachusetts, Democrat Maura Healey became America’s first openly lesbian governor. In addition to Healy, Oregon’s Tina Kodek is also an openly lesbian candidate. According to the polls he will win his race, but he will wait until 5 am Belgian time for the polls to close.

As reported by the political website Five thirty eight America has the highest number of female governors this year. To date, only nine women have held the office of governor at one time Middle Ages 12 female gubernatorial candidates have at least a 50 percent chance of winning.

Maura Healy © AFP


In Maryland, Democrat Wes Moore becomes his state’s first black governor and the third black governor of any state. He defeated far-right Dan Cox, backed by Donald Trump.

Wes Moore © AFP