Tom Keens Victory In Florida Stuns DeSantis

FL State House: It was all smiles for Florida Democrats on Tuesday night when they won a hotly contested special election for the state legislature—and more agony for Ron DeSantis, who’s smarting from two black eyes in as many days.

Sunshine State Democrats are hoping that Tom Keen’s victory will convince national Democrats to once again invest in their state after several dispiriting election cycles, but the person for whom it may matter most is former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a major Keen booster who will need outside help to oust Republican Sen. Rick Scott this fall.

DeSantis, meanwhile, gets to contend with back-to-back losses after his punishing 30-point defeat in the Iowa caucuses on Monday night. Now Democrats have flipped a seat once held by an ally in an election he delayed scheduling as long as possible.

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