Andrew Gillum makes history in Florida

Andrew Gillum makes history in Florida

Andrew Gillum makes history in Florida

Florida's agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam had been the one leading in the polls until President Donald Trump dived in to endorse DeSantis.

Progressives believe that clarity will energize voters who are not just upset with Trump but who are ready for a new politics.

Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, beat moderate Gwen Graham, a former US representative and daughter of a prominent Florida politician, in a surprising victory after running as an unabashed progressive who backed "Medicare for all", impeaching Trump and standing up to the National Rifle Association.

His decision sets up a showdown in the Democratic primary with Rep. Darren Soto, the first Florida congressman of Puerto Rican descent, who succeeded Grayson after he made an unsuccessful Senate bid in 2016.

"(Gillum) wants to abolish ICE; he wants a billion-dollar tax increase; he wants a single payer health care system in Florida, which would bankrupt the state.

"This is a historic evening for Florida and it's clear that voters across the state are engaged in this election, reflecting the enthusiasm we've seen around the country", Nelson said in a statement.

A CNN survey in June found that 67 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of McCain, while just 33 percent of Republicans did. We're proving, that if progressives come together, we can win. His grassroots campaign mirrors that of Ocasio-Cortez, whose takedown of New York City goliath Rep. Joe Crowley sent shockwaves through the Democratic Party earlier this year.

Gillum, the Mayor of Tallahassee, will become the first black candidate of a major party to run for governor in the Sunshine State. He will be running against DeSantis and the NRA and billionaires who are prepared to write huge checks in order to maintain the Republican advantage in the nation's statehouses. "He will be a great governor and has my full and total endorsement!" Ron will be a fantastic Governor.

"Tonight's vote proves that we can be a David when there's a Goliath". Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, edged out frontrunner Gwen Graham in a crowded five-way primary for the historic win. "That's what the political revolution is all about and Andrew Gillum is helping to lead it". "No one person can take on the economic and political elites on their own".

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