Andrew Gillum can dunk, folks

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Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum addressed his Republican opponent's coddling of racists during Wednesday's debate between the two candidates for governor.

"That is what corruption is, when you get something you shouldn't have had, and then you give something to people who are trying to influence you".

Women support Gillum 59-percent to 38 percent for DeSantis.

Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who arranged outings with undercover agents looking into city government corruption, were among more than 100 pages of records Corey gave the ethics commission, which is investigating trips to Costa Rica and NY that Gillum took in 2016...

Once again, an out-of-state website is running racist robocalls attacking a candidate who aims to be the first black governor in Florida's history.

Andrew Gillum's opponent, Republican Ron DeSantis, has made much of the candidate's apparent dishonesty about the ticket.

Gillum called the controversy over the tickets a "side show".

"Now, I'm not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist, I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist", Gillum said.

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Gillum said he's cooperated with the FBI in its investigation, which so far hasn't handed down any indictments, and officials have told him he's not the focus of the probe. Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum agreed that some people are being pushed over the edge by extreme political rhetoric.

"It is not to advance a political agenda or pick topics that are personal to me and use the office to sue anybody I can come up with even if I don't have a legal basis to do it", Moody said.

On Tuesday afternoon Chris Kise, an attorney for former city lobbyist Adam Corey, released more than 100 pages of records that were subpoenaed by the Florida Commission on Ethics.

However, POLITICO is reporting that newly released information from Adam Corey's lawyer indicates Gillum did not pay for the accommodations. However, according to the Tampa Bay Times, text messages received by Gillum contradict his statement.

Gillum has not been charged with any crime, and it is unclear whether Gillum repaid the undercover agent in some way for his role in obtaining the tickets.

"All along they've wanted the people of this state to believe somehow I haven't deserved what I've gotten, I'm unethical, participated in illegal and illicit activity", Gillum responded.

Speaking on the podcast "Pod Save America", Gillum said he's not "anti-police" but rather for "police accountability", The Washington Free Beacon reported. Gillum vacationed at a luxury resort in Costa Rica in May 2016 with Corey, as well as another investor in the Edison. Gillum attended the Broadway show along with his brother, Corey, and "Miller", the undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. They came after me in my primary with millions and millions of dollars attacking me every which way.

'The way to keep our communities safe is to work with law enforcement, not against law enforcement, and you need to identify those individuals who should not have access to firearms, ' he said.