Ron DeSantis dominated every precinct in the Sumter County portion of The Villages in the GOP primary for governor.
DeSantis, who had the endorsement of President Trump and packed the house at a Villagers for Trump event in The Villages in July, dominated his opponent, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who has enjoyed the support of the Villages Developer.
With 26 of 26 precincts in Sumter County reporting, the only precincts in which Putnam showed a lead were in Royal, Center Hill, Wildwood and Bushnell.
Here’s a breakdown of Villages precincts in Sumter County:
DeSantis-Putnam Villages/Sumter County
101 Savannah Center
102 Hope Lutheran
103 Saddlebrook Recreation Center
104 Pimlico Recreation Center
105 Coconut Cove Recreation Center
106 Canal Street Recreation Center
107 Laurel Manor Recreation Center
108 Allamanda Recreation Center
109 Truman Recreation Center
110 Sterling Heights Recreation Center
111 Captiva Village
117 Fenney Recreation Center
125 El Santiago Recreation Center
127 Colony Cottage Recreation Center
128 SeaBreeze Recreation Center
129 Eisenhower Recreation Center
130 Rohan Recreation Center
DeSantis captured 53.11 percent of the vote in Lake County to Putnam’s 41.94 percent of the vote, with all 102 precincts counted.
In Marion County, DeSantis won with 53.16 percent of the vote to Putnam’s share of 40.90 percent of the vote with 125 of 125 precincts counted.
In the Democratic race for governor, Gwen Graham dominated Sumter, Lake and Marion counties. She is the daughter of former Gov. Bob Graham, who paid a visit to The Villages on behalf of her candidacy, in July. Gwen Graham spoke to The Villages Democratic Club in February at Colony Cottage Recreation Center.
But Graham lost the Democratic Primary to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who also visited The Villages.
Statewide, Democrats appeared eager for a matchup with DeSantis.
“DeSantis is now the leader of a deeply divided party that includes many members who resent his merciless attacks on Adam Putnam,” the Florida Democratic Party said in a statement Tuesday night. The statement went on to call DeSantis “a weak general election candidate.”