Florida voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will provide the latest test of President Trump's influence with Republicans. Trump endorsed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in a race to pick the party's nominee to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott. DeSantis got into the race in January shortly after Trump tweeted he would make "a GREAT governor," vaulting into contention against the early favorite, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
On the Democratic side, former Rep. Gwen Graham is facing four challengers in her bid to become Florida's first woman governor. Scott is expected to win the GOP primary to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Voters also go to the polls in Arizona, where Republicans are holding a contentious primary for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake (R). In Oklahoma's gubernatorial primary, Republicans Mick Cornett and Kevin Stitt are facing each other in a runoff. Harold Maass