Now officially the Republican gubernatorial nominee, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Palm Coast/Daytona Beach) announced yesterday that he is immediately resigning his congressional seat to concentrate fulltime on his statewide campaign opposite Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D). Polls show the race to be a dead heat.
The DeSantis decision does not particularly affect the 6th District race. Because the Congressman was not seeking re-election, this district is already part of the 65 open seat count. The 6th should remain in Republican hands, but Democrats are making a competitive challenge. The GOP nominee is businessman, Afghan War veteran, and ex-aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, Mike Waltz. His Democratic opponent, Nancy Soderberg, is a former alternate Representative to the United Nations in the Clinton Administration before directing a congressional advisory committee pertaining to national security in the Obama Administration.
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