Ron DeSantis's file


Republican from Florida

Ron DeSantis won the race for Florida governor in 2018. DeSantis, a Republican, was first elected to Congress in 2012 and resigned in September 2018 to focus on his campaign. He represented Florida's 6th Congressional District which is south of St. Augustine and north of Orlando and includes Daytona Beach. DeSantis initially ran for U.S. Senate in 2016 but dropped out after Marco Rubio decided to seek re-election.

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Recent statements by and about Ron DeSantis

Recent stories featuring Ron DeSantis

What we know about the history of laws related to foreigners and guns

Pensacola shooter obtained his gun using a longtime exception in U.S. law aimed at permitting some foreigners to hunt. DeSantis called it a "loophole."

Kamala Harris says voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum out of office. Really?

Many factors contributed to losses by Democrats in the races for governor in Georgia and Florida.

The DeSant-O-Meter: Tracking the campaign promises of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

We are tracking 15 promises Gov. Ron DeSantis made in his 2018 campaign.

Is the city of Tallahassee the most corrupt in Florida as President Trump said?

Citing an ongoing FBI probe, Trump attacked Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Fact-checking the Florida candidates for governor and U.S. Senate

The midterms in the swing state of Florida are among the most closely watched in the nation