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Ron DeSantis landslide victory brings Trump and 2024 into focus

By Martin Pengelly

09 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The political newcomer won by a larger margin than any poll predicted—and in a former swing state. With the Latino vote, DeSantis could be a more electable Trump.

At Ron DeSantis’s election victory party in Tampa on Tuesday night, supporters of the rightwing Florida governor chanted: “Two more years!”

Governors serve four-year terms, but DeSantis is widely seen as a possible challenger to Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. DeSantis’s strong performance in Florida on Tuesday – as other Republicans across the US faltered – has greatly strengthened that position.

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