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Democrats make play for state governorships with historic races in Florida and Georgia

Nov 07, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

Democrat Andrew Gillum was defeated in his bid to become Florida's first black governor Tuesday, but the party flipped at least seven governorships after voters rejected some Republican candidates in the Midwest and the Sun Belt, including in Wisconsin, Kansas and New Mexico.

At times choking up during a speech at Florida A&M University, Gillum conceded his race to Republican Ron DeSantis, who is closely associated with President Trump.

"I sincerely regret that I couldn't bring it ho...