Bernie-Backed Leftist Candidate for Florida Governor Advocates Replacing ICE with DOJ

Bernie-Backed Leftist Candidate for Florida Governor Advocates Replacing ICE with DOJ

After DeSantis' monkey comment erupted online, Fox News anchor Sandra Smith raised it on the cable channel. Facing establishment-backed former Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) in the primary, DeSantis was once considered the underdog, though Trump's endorsement this week helped change that. Gillum is seeking to become the state's first black governor. Now, despite being heavily outspent by his better-known centrist rivals, the 39-year-old Tallahassee mayor is his party's nominee, and has already drawn attention from the Oval Office.

Throughout the primary election cycle, the polls showed Gillum trailing the presumed front-runners, North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham and former Miami Beach Mayor.

Andrew Gillium, Florida's 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current mayor of Tallahassee, called on the FBI to tell voters he is not the target of an investigation. "DeSantis needs to immediately apologize and/or drop out of the race".

"Florida elections are always competitive, and this is a guy who although he's much too liberal for Florida, I think he's got huge problems with how he's governed Tallahassee, he is an articulate spokesman for these far-left views, and he's a charismatic candidate".

"I think it's absolutely ridiculous", Rodgers said to Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising".

DeSantis said President Donald Trump, who endorsed DeSantis in the GOP primary and praised him in a series of strategic tweets, will continue to play a key role in the campaign, with another Florida visit likely before the November 6 showdown with Democrat Andrew Gillum.

White House Flag Is Lowered a 2nd Time
McCain, who once jokingly called the press "my base", provided enormous access and was the most frequent Sunday show guest ever. All five living former US presidents issued statements praising McCain. "I lived and died a proud American", McCain wrote .

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", his spokesman Stephen Lawson said.

Gillum rebuked in an interview with Politico: "I believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor who's going to bring us together, not divide us". Further, his Trump-endorsed Republican opponent pulled down many more votes in the recent primary although Desantis has been mired in controversy over his subsequent remarks.

To be sure, the Florida primary has gotten a lot of attention because of the nominations of DeSantis and Gillum. He entered the governor's race a month after Trump's December tweet that he would make "a GREAT governor".

The American Ledger notes that DeSantis was one of 52 administrators and moderators of the group until Wednesday when he quit the group.

DeSantis was most likely referring to Gillum's campaign promise to increase corporate-tax in the state to pay for a billion-dollar boost in public-education spending. Democrat Stacey Abrams won the party's nomination in Georgia in May.

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