Backed candidate's 'monkey' comment draws fire in Florida race

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema

Stephen Lawson, the communications director for the DeSantis campaign, said he was referring to Gillum's policies in making the remark. Impeach the president versus defund the Mueller probe.

In her Senate campaign, Sinema focused on affordable health care and her willingness to work across the aisle.

The list goes on and on.

The DeSantis-Gillum matchup will be closely watched for clues about the mood of voters and messaging ahead of 2020, when Mr Trump could be seeking re-election against a liberal Democrat.

The Cook Political Report rates the governor's race as a "toss-up".

How did this happen in purple state where top-of-the-ticket elections often are decided by razor thin margins?

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Gillum would become the state's first black governor if he were to win in November.

Gillum was a 23-year-old Florida A&M student when he became the youngest person elected to the Tallahassee City Commission in 2003.

Gillum had won 34 percent of the vote to Graham's 31 percent when the Associated Press called the race at 9:13 p.m. One interpretation of the election of Stitt is that the voters want to shake up the status quo, and Trump appears to have given new confidence in the ability of entrepreneurs to fix politics in a more efficient way than the swamp.

Gillum ran to the left of his Democratic opponents in the primary, calling for Medicare for all, a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Bernie Sanders and had financial support from billionaire philanthropists George Soros and Tom Steyer.

In other races, a former air force fighter pilot, Representative Martha McSally, won the Republican primary in Arizona to replace the retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a vocal critic of Trump.

President Donald Trump, on Twitter, criticized Gillum as a "failed socialist mayor" and praised Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, who credits the president for helping him win.

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With 52 percent of the vote, McSally easily defeated arch conservative Kelli Ward, a former state senator, and Joe Arpaio, an immigration hardliner who was convicted of criminal contempt and pardoned by Trump a year ago. He even introduced a bill to cut off funding for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Governors' races this cycle are especially critical.

Trump likely has good reason to be happy. On Tuesday, after clinching the GOP nomination, DeSantis credited the President for helping boost his candidacy. Bottom line: Trump candidates dominated the GOP primaries.

Florida voters will have to take a stand too.

Republicans picked the candidate backed by the party establishment and seen by analysts as the GOP's best chance at holding the open seat in what is shaping up to be a hard election for the party.

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They are using Twitter and Facebook to warn people to stay away from the area "stay far away from the area". "A terrible tragedy. He was excited to fly to Jacksonville, tweeting days earlier that it was "time to chase that second belt".

No governor's race in recent memory has offered a clearer choice.

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