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Gillum, DeSantis cast their ballots as they face-off for governor of Florida

Gillum, DeSantis cast their ballots as they face-off for governor of Florida
Gillum, DeSantis cast their ballots as they face-off for governor of Florida
Posted at 3:30 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 14:39:06-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Elections are being held Tuesday for US Senate, governor, three state cabinet positions, dozens of legislative and congressional seats and hundreds of local offices. 

Former Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee’s Democratic Mayor Andrew Gillum are battling for Florida’s open gubernatorial seat.  

While DeSantis voted near his home in Saint John’s County, Gillum and his wife cast their ballots in the Capital City Tuesday morning. After voting, Mayor Gillum told reporters that he feels the momentum is on his side. 

“We are excited about today. We’re hopeful that it won’t be raining in the rest of the state and that we’ll do what we have to do to bring out a good victory," said Mayor Gillum. 

Florida has not elected a Democratic governor since 1994. Meanwhile, DeSantis made his way to the polls with his wife and two children and is expected to have his watch party in his home city of Jacksonville.