"Only one candidate in this race has promised to expand Medicaid and coverage for pre-existing conditions for all Floridians - and that's Andrew Gillum", said McAuliffe on Wednesday. The commission is now investigating claims made against Gillum, accusing him of accepting gifts from city lobbyists. The latest records reveal the undercover agent, known as Mike Miller, likely paid a $4,386 food tab for a Gillum political committee fundraiser.
But an email from Corey to Brice Barnes, a campaign finance consultant who was helping Gillum at the time, indicates that Gillum was aware of Miller's help.
Tallahassee Mayor and AndreFlorida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. "I mean, you name it", he said.
In fact, the text messages show, Gillum was aware that it was a contractor who provided the tickets.
At issue: An August 2016 trip to New York City Gillum made with his brother, former friend and lobbyist Adam Corey, and three undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, posing as developers looking for city business.
Since the opening days of the general election contest between Gillum and DeSantis, race has been a subtext, with DeSantis receiving criticism for his choice of words during an interview with Fox News.
Gillum said that Florida voters are "sick of racist attacks, we're sick of bigoted attacks, we're sick of divisive language and strategy".
Tallahassee Reports was the first to report about Gillum attending the play while on the NY trip.
"I arrived at the theater and received the ticket from my brother", Gillum said during the debate. "I'm simply saying the racists believe he is a racist". "I arrived at that theater and received my ticket from my brother". Gillum maintained his innocence and argued that Republicans were attempting to reinforce "stereotypes about black men", by bringing up the accusations.More news: Abe vows to bolster ties with China day before Beijing trip
"We've really seen the collapsing of political discourse", Gillum said.
Corey (the lobbyist): "That would be epic!"
In one of the most powerful moments of the night, Gillum confronted DeSantis, a former US representative, over the bigoted tenor his campaign had taken on in the weeks since the Trump-backed Republican told voters not to "monkey this up" by voting for his black opponent.
The incident occurred in August 2016 and is just coming to light just two weeks from the hotly contested Florida governor's race, in which Gillum is leading his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis. "I don't think anyone denies Israel has the right to defend itself".
"Our proposal is simple", said Gillum. While he hasn't commented on the new documents, during Wednesday's debate he referred to a Jay-Z song when he said, "Florida's got 99 problems, and "Hamilton" isn't one of them".
Opposition to Israel is "nothing more than warmed over anti-Semitism", DeSantis said, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "I know that many strong supporters of Israel have come out to endorse him, so I have no reason to believe he's not going to be a strong supporter of Israel".
DeSantis demanded that Gillum waive confidentiality in the state ethics inquiry, which will not be completed before Election Day.
'Andrew supports a single-payer plan which will force people off Medicare, force people off their employer plans and put them on a government-run single-payer plan that is wrong'.