By: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 6, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Republican Ron DeSantis will be the next governor of Florida after Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded the race late Tuesday night.
The Associated Press called the victory for DeSantis at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday.
DeSantis earned the backing of President Donald Trump during the Florida Primaries earlier this year.
Gillum, the Mayor of Tallahassee, garnered support from former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama.
DeSantis addressed his supporters in Orlando on Tuesday night.