Chris Dawson, Attorney, GrayRobinson
Tsunamis aren’t considered a major threat in Florida, but on November 8, Florida Democrats found themselves engulfed in a massive red wave. For the first time in modern history, Florida does not have a Democrat elected to statewide office. The Florida Cabinet was handily secured by Republicans at the top of the ticket, led by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ nearly 20-point rout of Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. DeSantis was successful in flipping blue or blue leaning counties such as Hillsborough, Osceola, Palm Beach and, for the first time in two decades, Miami-Dade. The massive red wave flowed far down ballot, delivering supermajorities to legislative Republicans in the Florida House and Senate. Read more.