Republican Ron DeSantis defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum to become Florida’s next governor on Nov. 6.
Gillum conceded the Florida governor race. "I sincerely regret that I couldn't bring it home for you, but I can guarantee you this: I'm not going anywhere. We're going to fight,” he said.
“I spent a lot of time working on this campaign with Ron and the team. It was a little dicey at times but I’m really happy about where we are,” said state Rep. Byron Donalds. “This shows the new wave of Republican leadership in our country. Ron’s a young guy, I’m a young guy, Gaetz is a young guy, so it’s really about what the future of our party looks like.”
"The great thing about our country is the people have that one day in November where the elites don't call the shots," DeSantis said, TampaBay.com reported. "On Election Day it's the voice of the people that rule."
He also thanked President Donald Trump “for standing by when it wasn't probably the smart thing to do."