Trump Launching 11th-Hour Effort To Save Florida For The GOP

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President Donald Trump is pulling out all the stops to aide key Republicans in contested races in Florida, signaling that recent surveys, showing Gov. Rick Scott and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis are trailing their Democratic opponents, has the White House concerned, Politico reported.

Trump has plans to visit Florida at least two times before the election and members of Trump’s Cabinet are also expected to make an appearance in the key swing state, two people familiar with the plans told Politico. Vice President Mike Pence and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway already stumped for Scott and DeSantis this week.

People close to Trump told Politico that they are concerned about Republicans’ prospects in the state, primarily the governor’s race. While there are several Republicans hoping to win or hold their ground in the state, aides are primarily concerned with DeSantis’ and Scott’s races because of how much media exposure both have gotten.

Some Republicans told Politico a DeSantis loss would be akin to a rejection of Trump.

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