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On Tuesday night, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum stunned the political world by overcoming polls and conventional wisdom to win the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida.

Gillum's win is yet another confirmation of the hard tack to the left among this cycle's Democrat voters.

"He's an extreme talent, " Trump said". "I don't think there's any other way to interpret it".

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) tweeted that Florida's first African-American nominee for governor "would monkey this up" is "dogwhistle racism".

Ms. Abrams and Mr.

In the Republican primary for governor, Rep. Ron DeSantis, who trailed early, surged back with Trump's endorsement to defeat Adam Putnam, the state's agriculture commissioner.

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Tallahassee has seen a spike in homicides, but its overall crime rate has declined, although it remains the highest in the state. Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox News' America's Newsroom Wednesday morning following Gillum's unexpected primary victory .

There couldn't be a clearer contest between pro-Trump and anti-Trump candidates. "It's going to be really ugly before it's over".

Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said: "It's disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles".

Last month, Gillum, who would be the first African-American governor of the state if elected, pointed to a provision in Florida law that he said would allow Scott to suspend the state's sometimes-controversial Stand Your Ground protections on justifiable homicide.

Abrams, Gillum, and Jealous represent the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party, with backing from Sen. I'm not going to get down in the gutter with DeSantis and Trump - there's enough of that going on.

During the interview, Gillum also said he "absolutely" believes Trump should be impeached.

Tallahassee has seen a spike in homicides, but its overall crime rate has declined, although it remains the highest in the state.

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The new approach - being taken by Gillum and also Abrams in Georgia and some Democrats in other states - eschews moderation and emphasizes advocacy of strongly progressive positions.

The Republican Governors Association plans to target all three Democrats for supporting expensive social welfare programs, spokesman Jon Thompson said. "To characterize it as anything else is absurd", Lawson said by email.

Gillum won every county with a major city in Florida except for St. Petersburg and Pinellas County, including huge margins in Jacksonville and victories in what was considered Levine's home base of Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

GILLUM: One, one, one (laughter).

PPP surveyed 743 Florida voters, of which 41 percent were Republicans, 41 percent were Democrats and 18 percent were independent. The goal was to engage the kinds of black voters who helped Obama but didn't show up in the 2016 elections. Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, called ICE a "terrorist organization" and said it should be abolished.

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