Andrew Gillum has excited Democrats and their media. They have big plans for him.

Will Florida Take a Left Turn?

A lot is riding on Andrew Gillum, the progressive nominee for governor.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaking during a Democratic gubernatorial debate in Fort Myers, Fla., July 18.
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With a Bernie Sanders-backed progressive facing off against a populist conservative favored by Donald Trump, the Florida gubernatorial race might turn out to be a dry run for the 2020 presidential election. But first, it could set the stage for a long-overdue debate among Democrats.

The Democratic nominee, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, advocates Medicare for all, increasing the state corporate tax rate to 7.75% from 5.5%, and boosting the minimum wage to $15 from $8.25. In a statement issued during the primary campaign, Mr. Gillum endorsed “a comprehensive immigration overhaul that includes abolishment of ICE in its current form to be replaced with a more compassionate and focused agency that actually keeps us safer.”

The Republican, Ron DeSantis, who recently resigned his seat in Congress, supports President Trump’s agenda down the line. He sports a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee, 94% from the Club for Growth, and 93% from the National Rifle Association. At the other end of the spectrum, he receives 0% ratings from the NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign and 3% from the League of Conservation Voters. His website features endorsements from Sean Hannity and Mark Levin as well as the president.

Progressives argued that nominating business-friendly candidates favorable to suburban voters was a failed strategy. The alternative was to select a candidate who could inspire urban-based racial and ethnic minorities to go to the polls along with unmarried women and young progressives.

Andrew Gillum is that candidate, and much is riding on how he does. If he can mobilize his base without scaring away too many moderate and suburban voters, he will be the next governor of Florida. More than that, he will have blazed the trail for progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

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  • Joe F.
    commented 2018-09-12 08:20:07 -0400
    Let’s just cut to the chase. The upcoming national midterm elections are a referendum on impeachment. Democrats’ behavior during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing was a sneak preview of what our House of Representatives will look and sound like if the Democratic Party wins a majority in November.

    Everyone by now should have a clear understanding that since Donald Trump’s election, the deep state, the bitter left, Hollywood elites and the old guard media have been attempting to overturn the result. They will do whatever it takes to regain power. For them, nothing is out of bounds. Only we the people can stop their schemes and plots against U.S.

    For patriots, a Nov. 6 Republican Party win is vital. Keeping the America First agenda on track is our mission, making America great again is our responsibility, voting is our sacred duty.

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