Gillum says he’s ‘not getting into the gutter’ on DeSantis’ ‘monkey’ comment

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Gillum has also joined progressive voices calling for the abolition of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

If Gillum becomes governor in Florida and Democrats win majority control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections, his victory nearly certainly means the Democrats will lose whatever inhibitions they may have about impeaching the president.

In an appearance on MSNBC's "Meet the Press Daily", Gillum told host Chuck Todd that the voters of Florida are "better than this".

DeSantis, who received support from President Donald Trump before and after the election, said calls that he is racist are absurd.

Gillum is the mayor of Tallahassee.

You know what else isn't going to be good for Florida?

"Winning the Florida governor's race is a top priority for the DGA this year", DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson said in a statement.

"It's disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles", Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo wrote on Twitter. Former Georgia lawmaker Stacey Abrams is the Democratic nominee or Governor of Georgia after a decisive July 24 primary victory. "I think voters are responding to that by showing up to the polls as a protest to the politics that we're seeing right now".

While Tallahassee and Leon County continue to have the highest crime rate in Florida, the total number of crimes actually decreased during Gillum's term. "Floridians want a leader who will bring them together; Ron DeSantis has shown that he would only divide Florida".

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As I'm certain you are aware, he served five and a half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and retired from the U.S. In that missive, he was brief - and his words focused on the McCain family and didn't offer praise for the senator's legacy.

"It's very clear that Mr. DeSantis is taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald Trump".

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report, Leon County did see a spike in murders in 2017 reaching a record high of 22, but nearly every other number was lower. He ran for the Senate in 2016 but dropped out when Republican Sen.

Gillum, a graduate of Florida A&M University, is viewed as the continuation of a progressive surge and a shift away from the establishment also seen in the victory shocking victory of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez over longtime Conrgressman Joe Crowley in a primary for his New York House seat.

An investigation into city government contracting in the State Capitol has been underway since 2015.

There is one other issue that is raised by Gillum's nomination, along with the nomination of Stacey Abrams in the race for governor of Georgia.

"Traditionally the midterm really energizes the party that is out of office", said Brian Sobel, KTVU's political analyst.

What are other people saying?

"I was the only non-millionaire in the race and that was no slight to any of my opponents, but meant to simply say that it means something to have had the experience of what it meant to watch my mother and father trade between which bills they could pay before something got cut off", Gillum said.

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