2022 General Election: As it happened
Republicans have swept every major Florida office, from governor to agriculture commissioner. They’re also on track for a super-majority in the state legislature.
Here are some of the headlines and main results from the Nov. 8 election night in South Florida:
- Gov. Ron DeSantis won a second term as Florida's governor, defeating Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. The victory gives him a national platform as he eyes a potential run for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination.
- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio won a third term, holding on to a key seat in the U.S. Senate.
- In what was widely considered the most competitive congressional race in Florida, Republican incumbent Maria Elvira Salazar won reelection for Florida’s 27th Congressional District in a landslide. More broadly, GOP candidates dominated Democrats in swing areas of Central Florida, the Tampa Bay region and South Florida.
- On Tuesday, the Florida Cabinet returned to an all-Republican lineup as outgoing Senate President Wilton Simpson was elected agriculture commissioner and Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis won second terms.
- Florida voters rejected three proposed constitutional amendments. None of the proposals received support from 60% of voters to pass.
- For the latest detailed vote counts for your county, visit your Supervisor of Elections' website: Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Palm Beach County.