Published: Thu, August 30, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

Andrew Gillum's Stunning Victory Sets Up an Epic Governor's Race in Florida

Andrew Gillum's Stunning Victory Sets Up an Epic Governor's Race in Florida

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state's first black governor, and Republican congressman Ron DeSantis both defeated more moderate opponents aligned with their parties' establishment.

"Representative DeSantis owes all Floridians an apology", the group's communications director, Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, said in a statement. "It has everything to do with whether we want Florida to go in a good direction". "It's very clear that Mr. DeSantis is taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald Trump", Andrew Gillum said on Fox News on Wednesday afternoon, hours after DeSantis made the monkey comment on the same cable news network.

"I was the only non-millionaire in the race and that was no slight to any of my opponents, but meant to simply say that it means something to have had the experience of what it meant to watch my mother and father trade between which bills they could pay before something got cut off", Gillum said.

Gillum was the only Democrat in the governor's race to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Joe Dinkins of the Working Families Party noted that Gillum scored his primary upset win over better-known and better-funded Democrats by running as "an unapologetic progressive who supports criminal justice reform, Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, and more..."

Florida's race for Governor Rick Scott's seat has been framed as a referendum on Trumpism versus progressivism-with DeSantis representing the former, and Gillum the latter.

Facing off in the Democratic gubernatorial primary were former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, billionaire Jeff Greene, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Orlando-area businessman Chris King. "I think our total spending may have been six".

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Gillum also told Fox News he has no intention of moving further to the center after winning the primary as the most liberal candidate on the ballot. The super PAC was responsible for attacks on Graham that labeled her as too much like a Republican to be acceptable to Democrats.

Tallahassee has had one of the Florida's highest crime rates in recent years though it has been going down.

On Tuesday, Ron DeSantis was declared the victor in Florida's republican gubernatorial primary, facing off against the state's agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam. The term has entered widespread use in American politics during the 2008 election campaign, when Hillary Clinton was accused of using coded racist language against her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama. "To characterize it as anything else is absurd", Lawson said.

But in a state with as many expensive media markets as Florida, no one can win statewide without breaking the bank.

It earned him coveted support from leading progressive activists - most notably U.S. Sen.

"I know Ron DeSantis". In the state's 9th Congressional District, Steve Ferrara, the former Navy chief medical officer, won the GOP nomination to face Greg Stanton, Phoenix's Democratic former mayor. Just days before Tuesday's primary, Sen.

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