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Scott, DeSantis Defeats Could Doom Trump's 2020 Hopes in Fla.

President Trump greets outgoing Florida Gov. Rick Scott and GOP senate candidate Ron DeSantis upon his arrival in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

By    |   Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:09 PM

Like many Americans, President Trump enjoys visiting the Sunshine State whenever he needs a little R & R. But if Democrats win the races for both governor and the U.S. senate there  on Tuesday, Florida could become his biggest headache -- and the place where the “Trump Train” finally came to a screeching halt.

That could be the president’s worst-case scenario for the midterms, other than losing both the House and the Senate, of course. The prospect of a charismatic young Democratic governor, current Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, taking over the governorship in a key swing state following two decades of GOP rule is bad enough. Combine that with a victory by longtime Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson over outgoing GOP Gov. Rick Scott, and Trump would find himself without an effective political surrogate in a must-win state in 2020.

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Like many Americans, President Trump enjoys visiting the Sunshine State whenever he needs a little R & R. But if Democrats win the races for both governor and the U.S. senate there on Tuesday, Florida could become his biggest headache -- and the place where the "Trump...
donald trump, florida midterms, ron desantis, andrew gillum, rick scott
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