Don't 'monkey this up' and elect Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis says


DeSantis easily rode to victory against the establishment favorite, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Tuesday night after the president tweeted his support for DeSantis, a Jacksonville congressman, in June.

On the Republican side, DeSantis, a USA congressman from the Jacksonville area, stomped Adam Putnam, a former congressman and current Commissioner of Agriculture in Florida, with more than 56 percent of the vote. However, lobbyist Adam Corey, who appears to be at the center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was a longtime Gillum friend and ally until Gillum cut ties with him a year ago, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Bernie Sanders and many progressive groups.

Mr DeSantis also called the Tallahasee mayor, who surprisingly won the Democratic primary for Florida governor, an "articulate" spokesman for "far-left views".

In Orange, Gillum trailed Graham in mail-in voting, which began in late July, but pulled ahead of her in early voting beginning August 16 and outpolled her on election day nearly 2 to 1.

Sinema's and McSally's Senate runs also have created House openings in Arizona, a fast-growing and increasingly diverse state where Democrats are eager to gain a foothold. Both have crafted moderate reputations in Congress, but McSally tacked to the right in her primary.

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Floridians headed to the primary polls on Tuesday to put its state one step closer to a potentially history-making November election. Gwen Graham for the Democratic gubernatorial nod.

Gillum, who was backed by Sen. Also in the race was billionaire Jeff Greene, who spent about US$38 million of his own money on the race.

Florida is the country's third most populous state after California and Texas and will be a decisive vote in the next presidential election, where the U.S. president won by just one percentage point in 2016.

He led by almost 20 percentage points with about 85 per cent of votes counted. Across the vast state of Florida, it's important to be on TV to reach voters in the final days of the campaign. The term has entered widespread use in American politics during the 2008 election campaign, when Hillary Clinton was accused of using coded racist language against her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama.

Gillum spent the least of the five major candidates in his primary race and had the smallest television presence. The 39-year-old had the backing of longtime national Democratic donors Tom Steyer and George Soros, and a long list of liberal Hollywood celebrities.

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"We had a candidate that spoke everybody's message".

For Republicans, the story has been Trump.

Putnam, in his concession speech, said he will help rally support for DeSantis this November.

Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin further stressed that you have a problem when you lose Fox News. But he acknowledged in a recent interview that it would be "big" to be Florida's first black governor.

The 44-year-old started his career as an elected official at the age of 22 as a state House representative. "Because I remember in high school, that was the number one reason why some of the people I went to school with ended up falling out, and didn't do good in school, didn't do good in sports". Not only did she have Congressional experience, but she came from a prominent political family that includes a former governor and senator.

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