Ron DeSantis made history on Tuesday night.
Despite months of relentless attacks, DeSantis won re-election in Florida in a landslide.
And in one key part of the state, DeSantis won something that no Republican has in generations.
Ron DeSantis cemented his status as a major leader of the Republican Party and the conservative movement with his landslide re-election victory in Florida during the 2022 midterm elections.
Winning nearly 60% of the vote, DeSantis’s 19.4-point victory is one for the history books.
One has to go back to 1868 to find a gubernatorial election where Republicans did better.
What’s more, DeSantis was the first Republican in 20 years to flip Miami-Dade County, the largest urban center in Florida, and he was also the first Republican since 1986 to win Palm Beach County, the third-largest county in the state and one which had been a long-time Democratic stronghold.
Perhaps more shocking than anything else however was the fact that DeSantis won re-election by over a million votes, marking the largest statewide victory for any candidate to ever run for any office at the statewide level in Florida’s entire political history.
These impressive feats all culminated in one shocking victory that left many in the liberal media stunned without response.
That’s because DeSantis’s ability to flip Miami-Dade and Palm Beach means that he actually won the South Florida metropolitan area, which is one of the largest urban centers in America.
Democrats’ electoral strength has long rested on their ability to turn voters out of large urban areas and overwhelm suburbs and rural counties that typically vote Republican.
But not only did DeSantis carry rural and suburban Florida in a landslide, he also managed to flip the state’s metropolitan centers as well in what many are now calling a realignment election for the ages.
With DeSantis’s historic landslide victory, Florida’s status as one of the most competitive swing states in the entire country is rapidly coming to an end.
And Democrats are panicking, because Florida is the third-largest state in America and as it continues to move towards Republicans it will make the GOP’s path to winning the White House in 2024 against Joe Biden that much easier.
Every dollar that would be spent in Florida securing the state’s 30 electoral votes can instead be spent on a state like Wisconsin, Arizona, or Pennsylvania.
And at the state level, Florida’s sharp shift to the right also means that Republicans now enjoy relatively uncontested control over their own large-population state, to match similar Democrat strengths in states like California and New York.
All of this points to 2022 signaling the beginning of a political realignment where Democrats are increasingly being shut out of the state, and the results nationwide could be devastating for the party as Florida was long considered a key Democrat pickup on their way to winning the White House.
Now, the only question remaining is whether or not Ron DeSantis will translate this landslide win into a presidential bid of his own.