DeSantis-backed school board candidates ride governor’s coattails amid Florida red wave

A cohort of conservative school board candidates in Florida backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) rode the coattails of his landslide victory Tuesday and won their respective races.

While DeSantis’s 20-percentage-point blowout victory over Democrat Charlie Crist was a historic accomplishment in the traditionally purple state, the electoral victories of conservative school board candidates endorsed by DeSantis in localities throughout the Sunshine State provided further evidence of the state’s rightward shift.



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DeSantis, as part of a renewed focus on education issues, initially endorsed 30 school board candidates over the summer. The governor’s parent-focused education agenda made national headlines earlier this year as a parental rights bill the governor supported was dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill
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