Ron DeSantis says electing a Black person would ‘monkey’ things up

Ron DeSantis says electing a Black person would ‘monkey’ things up

Ron DeSantis says electing a Black person would ‘monkey’ things up

"It has everything to do with whether we want Florida to continue to go in a good direction, building off this success, or do we want to turn to left-wing, socialist policies, which will absolutely devastate our state", DeSantis said. "We need a governor capable of taming his tongue".

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

"I have been really slow to try to think on it because it's too big", he said.

"Politics is not only a political thing, but it's a moral thing and an honorable thing, and ... the words that came out of Mr. DeSantis' mouth (were) not moral and (were) not honorable", the Rev. Carl Johnson said. According to his campaign, DeSantis's win was, in no small part, thanks to the $9.3 million in free airtime the campaign received from Fox News, Politico reported. Gillum, a far-left Democrat seeking to become the state's first black governor, and DeSantis, a Trump-endorsed Republican, are political opposites, both seeking to gin up turnout among the party's most ardent supporters.

Pre-primary polls indicated that Graham had the best shot at defeating the Trump-endorsed Republican nominee Ron Desantis, but a recent survey conducted by the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling, conducted immediately following the primary vote on August 29-30, indicates that Gillum now has a large lead over DeSantis if the election was to take place today.

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In Florida, there's now going to be a fascinating governor's race between one candidate who's backed by Bernie Sanders and another who's backed by Donald Trump. "I regret that his mentor in politics is Donald Trump".

"That was more than a dog-whistle", said U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, a West Palm Beach Democrat.

DeSantis came from behind with the help of Trump to beat Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who campaigned longer, raised more money and built party establishment support. "To characterize it as anything else is absurd". Gillum spent the least of the major candidates, but won the hearts of those who consider themselves progressives, and got a late boost from Vermont Sen.

Gillum didn't make race an issue in the primary.

DeSantis (R) made the comment earlier in the day on Fox News, and caused backlash because the remark was directed at Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), who is black.

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