Ron DeSantis, a Fox News favorite who benefited from free media, spent $17.55 per vote to defeat Adam Putnam. "But I think he's got another thing coming to him if he thinks that in today's day and age Florida voters are going to respond to that level of derision and division.
DeSantis said Gillum was "articulate spokesman" for "far left views". "Also, Mayor Gillum will be on with Shepard Smith today at 3:00 p.m".
Gillum was able to defeat former Democratic congresswoman Gwen Graham and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, two establishment Democrats with a big-spending campaign despite spending the least amount of money and having the least television presence.
In a sign that the next 10 weeks could eclipse past campaigns in the nation's largest political battleground, Florida's race for governor swiftly became heated and personal after the surprising primary victories of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.
"I believe the congressman can be better than this", Gillum said.
DeSantis spokesman Stephen Lawson said the 39-year-old candidate was referring to Gillum's political positions, not his race.
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A little-known polling firm based in California accurately called Florida's democratic gubernatorial primary for Andrew Gillum.
"I am a champion for treating healthcare as a right and not a privilege", Gillum said of his push for a single-payer healthcare system.
US Representative Ron DeSantis, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who won his party's nomination on Tuesday, made the remarks on Fox News and immediately came under fire for their negative racial undertones.
Tallahassee has seen a spike in homicides, but its overall crime rate has declined, although it remains the highest in the state. "To characterize it as anything else is absurd". If elected, Gillum would become the first African-American governor of Florida. "I'll forever be grateful for this summer spent with my kids traveling across this lovely state, meeting people from all walks of life, sharing ideas, and fighting to create pathways for everyone to thrive".
The American Ledger notes that DeSantis was one of 52 administrators and moderators of the group until Wednesday when he quit the group. Gillum supports Medicare for all, abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and impeaching President Trump. "Congratulations, and on to November!", Trump tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday.
"He took that endorsement from the president, and he wore it very proudly, " she said on Fox News.