Republican DeSantis quits Congress to focus on Fla. gubernatorial race

Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Florida Republican backed by President Donald Trump, is resigning his House seat to focus on running for governor. DeSantis is facing Democrat Andrew Gillum in a closely watched race. DeSantis drew fire for telling voters not to and vote for his African-American opponent, shortly after he won the GOP primary. In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, DeSantis said he didn‘t want to keep drawing a salary since he will likely miss the rest of the body‘s session.

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