Miami's El Nuevo Herald reports:
The election of the governor in Florida: a microcosm of US polarization
A charismatic black Democrat against a white, anti-immigrant Republican: Florida's run for governorship in the mid-term elections is a microcosm of polarized US policy, and perhaps a sign of what could happen in 2020. The Democrat is Andrew Gillum, a charismatic mayor who could become the first black governor. The opponent is Ron DeSantis, cut from the same populist cloth as Donald Trump. Both candidates are up against minor scandals already, and the polls have them in a tie. They represent two very different ends of the ideological spectrum. And Florida's diverse population encapsulates the divisions of current US policy. The generational changes in voting patterns are seen clearly in this race. DeSantis has been endorsed by Trump, but "the Hispanics always have an ace up their sleeve." The "Puertorican Factor" is explained, discussing the large number of new Puerto Ricans in Florida whom DeSantis is chasing for votes—acknowledging that the Cubans in Florida helped Trump win the state. (05/10/2018)
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