What to watch for in the Florida Senate and governor races




Florida options 2 high-profile broad races today: the open politician race in Everglade State is one amongthe foremost closely watched within the country, corrosion Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis against Democratic state capital civil authority saint Gillum. ought to Gillum prevail, he would be Florida's initialblack governor.

The two area unit ideologic opposites, with DeSantis a frenzied Trump supporter World Health Organization vows to implement the president's policies, and Gillum, a progressive World Health Organization advocates increasing Medicaid and abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs social control.

Also on the ballot, Democratic incumbent subunit. Bill Nelson is defensive his seat against a challenge by sitting governor Rick Scott, the party candidate. The Everglade State senate campaign is one among the foremost necessary within the country, and a ending for Nelson or Scott might facilitate confirm the partisan balance of the Senate. whereas the candidates have self-addressed national problems like health care and immigration, native issues are enjoying in} a very important part within the race, like post-hurricane recovery and also the flow of venomous "red tide" protoctist into Florida's waters.

President Trump has visited Everglade State multiple times in an endeavor to spice up DeSantis' campaign, even going doubly during a single week. He told a town crowd that "this election is concerning safety," and hit conjointly hit themes of the economy, immigration and also the Supreme Court. The Republican is trailing Gillum within the polls by a slim margin. Former President Obama has conjointly campaigned within thestate, telling voters saint Gillum can expand Medicaid coverage, and Democrats "won't let Republicans gut your health care."

An October CBS News tract hunter poll showed Gillum leading DeSantis by only one purposeamong the margin of error.