Gavin Newsom Re-Elected as California Governor

Florida governor Ron DeSantis was also reelected while first time gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders won in Arkansas

Gavin Newsom California
Gavin Newsom (Getty Images)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ably held off Republican challenger Brian Dahle in Tuesday’s midterms, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won reelection to his second term in office, defeating Democrat Charlie Crist.

Last year, Newsom also survived a recall election.

Former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been elected as the new governor of Arkansas, defeating Democratic nominee Chris Jones.

In Illinois, J.B. Pritzker has won a second term as governor, defeating Republican Darren Bailey.

In other notable races, Massachusetts Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey triumphed over Trump-endorsed Geoff Diehl, making history as the first openly gay person and first woman to be elected governor. In Maryland, Democrat Wes Moore’s historic win is the first time a Black politician will hold the top office in the state.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott won reelection to a third term in Texas, defeating Democrat Beto O’Rourke.

Governor Results (updated as they are called by AP):

  • Democrat Gavin Newsom wins reelection for governor in California
  • Republican Ron DeSantis wins reelection for governor in Florida
  • Democratic Maura Healey wins governor’s race in Massachusetts
  • Democrat Wes Moore wins governor’s race in Maryland
  • Republican Mark Gordon wins reelection for governor in Wyoming
  • Republican Mike DeWine wins reelection for governor in Ohio
  • Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders wins governor’s race in Arkansas
  • Democrat Daniel McKee wins reelection for governor in Rhode Island
  • Republican Henry McMaster wins reelection for governor in South Carolina
  • Democrat J.B. Pritzker wins reelection for governor in Illinois
  • Republican Greg Abbott wins reelection for governor in Texas
  • Democratic Tim Walz wins wins reelection for governor in Minnesota