Ron DeSantis Could Be First Republican To Win Miami-Dade in 20 Years
(TargetLiberty.org) – With less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections, it looks like the GOP is on the verge of pulling off some remarkable victories. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is one of the Republicans who could be about to overturn a Democratic majority. It looks like Florida’s most populous country is about to turn red for the first time in decades.
Popularity among Latinos is boosting Ron DeSantis' chances of becoming the first Republican governor in 20 years to win traditionally blue Miami-Dade County. https://t.co/qmHZ9MGexe
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 22, 2022
In Miami-Dade County, 70% of voters are Hispanic. Their votes have made it a blue stronghold since early this century. The last GOP governor to win a majority there was Jeb Bush in 2002. Now, it looks like Ron DeSantis is about to wrestle it back from the Democrats. The Left is trying to fight back, but it’s facing two huge obstacles. One, the incumbent has a huge $100-million campaign fund to draw on, dwarfing the resources of his Democratic opponent Charlie Crist. Two, and more importantly, his policies are genuinely popular among Latino voters.
Democrats are fiercely opposed to DeSantis’ tough line on illegal immigration, but Hispanic citizens and legal immigrants like that — and, along with the economy, it’s one of the major factors pulling them towards the GOP.
If DeSantis can show a solid performance among Latinos, it’s going to put him in a very strong position for the 2024 presidential nomination. The Democrats have always done well among minorities, but many Latinos, appalled by the Dems’ swerve to the far left, are having second thoughts. A Republican nominee with a proven track record of winning over Hispanic voters is going to look very attractive to the GOP grassroots, because it’s a big step on the road to the White House.
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