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Gillum's Twitter followers spike after primary victory, clash with Trump

30 August, 2018, 20:51 | Author: Ted Wilson
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In nearly every way Gillum - the Democratic nominee for governor - and DeSantis - the GOP nominee for governor - are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. "That's not going to be good for Florida".

Sinema is the first openly bisexual person to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the first to receive a major party nomination for the U.S. Senate.

If he wins the November 6 election, he would be the first black governor in the country's most populous swing state.

After easily winning her Republican primary race in Arizona for U.S. Senate, Rep. Martha McSally landed another coveted prize - an endorsement Wednesday from President Donald Trump in the general election.

DeSantis and Gillum will face off in the November 6 general election to replace Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for U.S. Senate. "He should've picked up the phone and called Andrew Gillum and said 'That's not what I meant, ' but it does show truly a level of cultural ignorance that he would use that term".

Accusations of racism flared up on Wednesday in the Florida governor's race after the Republican candidate told voters they would "monkey this up" if they chose a liberal African-American Democrat backed by Senator Bernie Sanders. On Twitter earlier on Wednesday, the president slammed Gillum as a "failed" mayor, without citing examples. This victory was short-lived, however, as the very next morning DeSantis' campaign erupted in controversy over an ill-fated Fox News interview. DeSantis wants to make that system even crueler to the needy, poor, and working class. But you'll rarely see similar appraisals of DeSantis' ideas, which is a shame, because his platform - supporting harsh and racist policing, anti-immigrant bile, and carbon-burning businesses, along with absolute fealty to Donald Trump - represents the absurd end of the far-right spectrum. He entered the governor's race a month after Trump's December tweet that he would make "a GREAT governor".

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

But, Judy, I think this is resonating today. Gillum won the Democratic nomination in an upset. Martha McSally defeated Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio to clench the primary for the GOP. He's a gifted public speaker who did well in debates, often receiving the most applause, but the FBI is investigating Tallahassee city hall for alleged corruption.

"We were counted out every step of the way", Gillum said.

In 2014, Gillum was elected mayor of Tallahassee with 76 percent of the vote.

"People are really sick and exhausted of this kind of race-baiting, division, derisive element to our politics", Gillum said during an interview on MSNBC.



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