Republicans win big in Florida, flipping long Democratic Miami-Dade

November 9, 2022

Eduardo Gamarra gave an interview to Axios.

Florida International University political science professor Eduardo Gamarra told Axios that DeSantis will view his win as a mandate from voters to keep pushing Florida farther to the right — especially with Republicans winning crucial races in the Florida Cabinet and state Legislature.

Gamarra said DeSantis may use his new term in office as a campaign opportunity, proposing legislation that fires up the Republican base in Florida and nationwide.

"He has everything to push ahead with his extreme agenda in Florida, I don't think he's going to relent at all," Gamarra said.