Florida candidate makes 'monkey' comment about black opponent

Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis win primaries for Florida gubernatorial race

Florida's two major parties are now looking to their most fervent supporters - progressive Democrats and Republican conservatives - for victory in November.

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"I actually believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor who's going to bring us together, not divide us".

Gillum is black. DeSantis' comments were nearly immediately ripped out of context and interpreted as racially motivated. "That was absolutely a racist, disgusting statement. I think right now it's important for everyone within the Democratic Party that we support him".

DeSantis's campaign rejected the insinuation, saying that the candidate's remarks had nothing to do with Gillum's race and everything to do with his politics.

"To characterize it as anything else is absurd", he said. Trump wrote on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump's endorsement propelled DeSantis to easy victory in Tuesday's Republican primary.

It's possible based on those subpoenas that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to make the case that Corey, who served briefly as Gillum's campaign treasurer during his 2014 mayoral run, engaged in a pay-for-play scheme with local officials in exchange for their vote to expand the CRA's jurisdiction.

Lisa Boothe agreed that DeSantis should publicly apologize and shift back to criticizing his opponent as a tax-and-spend Democrat endorsed by democratic socialists like Sen.

A replacement for the other senator from Arizona, the late John McCain, is to be named in the next few days by the southwestern state's Republican governor and will be up for election in 2020.

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Gillum is Florida's first black nominee for governor.

Greg Gutfeld said you have to "suspend belief" to think that DeSantis meant the term as a racial slight and not as a "verb" to carelessly hurt something.

That makes ... more sense, I suppose, than the idea that DeSantis thought it'd be smart to try to pander to reactionaries by racializing the gubernatorial race on day one, but it seems too clever by half and too risky for the benefits it might produce.

And then there's the big question hanging over Gillum's campaign.

On Twitter earlier on Wednesday, the president slammed Mr Gillum as a "failed" mayor, without citing examples.

Tallahassee has seen a spike in homicides, but its overall crime rate has declined, although it remains the highest in the state. He ran for the Senate in 2016 but dropped out when Republican Sen. Harvard. Yale. Brilliant. He ran an incredible campaign. He entered the race a month after Trump's December tweet that he would make "a GREAT governor". Later Trump held a rally for him in Tampa. "I watched those Democratic debates". Billionaire Jeff Greene spent about $38 million of his own money.

Gillum has until the end of business next Thursday to name a running mate. And city hall itself has been under investigation by the FBI for corruption, although Gillum has said he is not a target of the investigation. He was elected mayor in 2014.

A CNN survey in June found that 67 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of McCain, while just 33 percent of Republicans did.

Gillum has aligned with the left of his party on federal issues including Medicare for All, which would provide the federal health care plan to everyone.

What are other people saying?

But it's clear that the congressman is going to join Donald Trump in the swamp.



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