DeSantis-Backed Candidates Lose in Jacksonville Mayor’s Race, Kentucky Governor’s Race

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) endorsed former U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft in the Republican gubernatorial primary race in Kentucky as part of what appeared to be a last-ditch effort to elevate her on the eve of primary day, to no avail. Rather, Trump-backed Daniel Cameron emerged victorious, while Republicans suffered a loss in DeSantis’s home state, with a Democrat candidate winning the mayoral election in Jacksonville, Florida.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis greets audience members during a fundraising picnic for U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Sioux Center, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)