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Andrew Gillum raised $1 million in 24 hours after winning primary

Andrew Gillum raised $1 million in 24 hours after winning primary

He'll face Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, who won the GOP nomination with an assist from President Donald Trump's endorsement.

DeSantis, who won the Republican nomination by almost 20 percentage points this week thanks in part to the endorsement of President Donald Trump, will face off against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum - who was the upset victor in the Democratic Party primary and became the first African-American to be a major party nominee for the state's top office. DeSantis assailed Gillum in a Wednesday television appearance that critics denounced as racist after the Republican called Gillum an "articulate" candidate, but said "the last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting this state". "Sounds like this guy wants to be president".

"Ron DeSantis was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses", Lawson said in a statement.

Only hours after their primary election victories, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis made clear the high-profile race in the nation's largest political battleground state was going to be nasty and racially charged.

"With one tweet, that kind of put me on the map", DeSantis said. "Trump is going all out for DeSantis because he gets 100 percent of his news from Fox, and he knows DeSantis has gone to bat for him, and he knows Florida is important", said Trump adviser Roger Stone.

Gillum brushed off Trump's tweet, saying, "I'm a Democrat, but I have to tell you that not much what Donald Trump says is actually based in fact".

Their message comes a day after DeSantis' controversial words were used to discuss Gillum's policies during a live television interview on Fox News. And it's a contrast to the staid, centrist Nelson and Gwen Graham, Gillum's top primary rival.

Are these Democrats also using racist bullhorns?

To be honest, despite the best efforts of Corey Booker and a few others, the last time a Black politician really made me this excited was dare I say it - Obama.

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

DeSantis also came out fighting, criticizing Gillum as "way, way, way too liberal for the state of Florida".

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