TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is projected to win reelection. The Associated Press made the projection around 8 p.m. Eastern.
DeSantis is expected to beat his Democratic rival, Charlie Crist, by a wide margin.
DeSantis was first elected to office in 2018, narrowly beating Democrat Andrew Gillium.
The Florida governor is considered a potential 2024 presidential nominee. During a debate with Crist last month, DeSantis would not commit to serving a full four-year term as governor.
The DeSantis victory is not a surprise for many political observers. Florida has continued to favor Republicans much more over the last decade.