Mixed election wins for Republicans and Democrats

by ian

Three key elections held yesterday show the sway both former President Donald Trump and Democrats hold on key demographics.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis challenged Trump’s popularity with Republican voters in the Kentucky primary election. He backed former U.N. ambassador Kelly Craft as potential governor, but Trump heavily endorsed Daniel Cameron who won the bid.

Craft finished third in the primary. Meanwhile, Cameron will now take on the current Democrat governor Andy Beshear in November.

But the Kentucky primary wasn’t the only loss DeSantis candidates suffered yesterday. His pick for the mayor of Jacksonville, Florida lost against the Democrat challenger despite a Republican holding the office for the past eight years.

The upset shows that Democrats still have a strong pull in metropolitan areas.

This point was further illustrated in Pennsylvania yesterday. Democrat Heather Boyd won a state House seat in the Philadelphia suburbs in a contentious race to fill a vacancy. 

The Left retains a slim majority, which they use to oppose pro-life legislation from the Republican-led Senate.