DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

Florida's gubernatorial candidates: (Left) Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis and (Right) Democratic Rep. Andrew Gillum., Photo Date: 10/21/2018 / Photo: CNN / YouTube / (MGN)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The campaign of Republican Ron DeSantis says it has no immediate response to Democrat Andrew Gillum's concession in the Florida governor's race but referred back to a statement Thursday in which DeSantis declared the contest "over."

The earlier statement said the machine recount from the governor's race was "clear and unambiguous" just as it was on Election Night and that "with the campaign now over," DeSantis would be focusing to govern.

In that statement, DeSantis also said he was humbled by the support he received and called it a "great honor the people of Florida have shown me as I prepare to serve as your next governor."

Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon congratulating DeSantis. Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night but retracted it after the margin between the two candidates narrowed. The race went to a legally required recount, but after an initial machine recount, DeSantis still led Gillum by more than 30,000 votes.