Andrew Gillum celebrates "incredible feat" of clinching Democratic nomination for Florida governor

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During an interview on Fox News, DeSantis praised Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, as "an articulate spokesman" for those holding "far-left views, " but warned he would be damaging to the state.

I can imagine DeSantis profiting with the rest of the electorate.

Thompson said he the term was obviously racist.

During an appearance on MSNBC, guest Mark Thompson compared the comments to calling Gillum a rascist label.

If Gillum becomes governor in Florida and Democrats win majority control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections, his victory nearly certainly means the Democrats will lose whatever inhibitions they may have about impeaching the president.

DeSantis, who has the backing of President Trump, and Gillum emerged victorious in their respective gubernatorial primaries on Tuesday. "So let's keep it going", DeSantis said.

Gillum is black. DeSantis' comments were nearly immediately ripped out of context and interpreted as racially motivated.

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GILLUM: I would ask people to measure me by my actions.

A little-known polling firm based in California accurately called Florida's democratic gubernatorial primary for Andrew Gillum. "I'm not going to get down in the gutter with DeSantis and Trump", he said.

"We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified his statement", Fox News's Sandra Smith said on air. Overall crime was down in Tallahassee past year but the city saw a spike in homicides. Smith also read from a statement in which DeSantis's campaign suggested it was "absurd" to characterize the candidate's remarks as racist. If elected, Gillum would be Florida's first black governor. "There will absolutely be a part of this that I can't even put words to around what it might mean for my children and other people's kids".

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns against using this data to make comparisons between cities due to varying conditions and community factors, we can use this data to Verify that President Trump's claim that "Crime.flourish [ed]" under Gillum's administration is False.

Just hours after Gillum won his primary, Trump went on Twitter to call him "a failed Socialist Mayor" and point out the crime rate in the city Gillum leads, Tallahassee.

During a morning television interview, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said DeSantis had fully embraced Trump's endorsement. Democrat Stacey Abrams won the party's nomination in Georgia in May.

"We need to silence the dog whistle, and don't say we don't hear it, because many of us have heard it so many times before", retired Rev. Joaquin Willis said at a news conference in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, according to ABC affiliate WPLG.

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