Andrew Gillum Secures Florida's Democratic Nomination For Governor

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Andrew Gillum has won Florida's Democratic nomination for governor, becoming the first black nominee in Florida history.

The Tallahassee pulled ahead of former congresswoman Gwen Graham to secure the nomination.

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump, who has voiced his support for Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor race, said Gillum is DeSantis' "biggest dream" for an opponent.  

Gillum responded to Trump a short time later, telling him "What our state and country needs is decency, hope and leadership."

Primary opponents Jeff Greene and Philip Levine both released statements supporting Gillum headed into the November election. Graham was gracious in defeat, pledging her support for Gillum.

Now the task will be trying to win the general election and become the first Democrat in the governor's mansion in 20 years.

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