Casey Cagle

Trump's backing puts new twist on Florida governor's race

President Donald Trump's Florida rally couldn't have come at a better time for Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who may have locked up a primary victory as he seeks to become Florida's next governor.

Thousands of people attended the Tuesday rally in Tampa as thousands of absentee ballots are arriving in mailboxes across Florida. Just the fact that Trump endorsed DeSantis earlier in the campaign helped him surge past Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in Republican primary polls. Now with headlines and photos of DeSantis and Trump together on nearly every major newspaper's front page and on television news around the state reinforces that support with a Republican base that...