President Donald Trump's domination of the Republican Party showed once again on Tuesday.
Rep. Ron DeSantis, whom the president endorsed several times, will win Florida's GOP gubernatorial primary, NBC News projects. The conservative who proudly highlighted Trump's support seemed to have little trouble. He led the establishment Republican choice, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, by nearly 20 percentage points with most of the votes counted.
On Monday, Trump called the 39-year-old DeSantis a "special person who has done an incredible job." After the representative's primary win, the president said DeSantis "will be a fantastic governor."
In November's election, he will face 39-year-old Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, NBC News projects. Gillum has the backing of Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and a leading voice on the political left, as well as major Democratic donor Tom Steyer.