The Democratic nominee in Florida’s gubernatorial race, Andrew Gillum, failed to dismiss rumors that he is the “anti-police” candidate after saying that law enforcement officers go “too far” whenever they draw their weapons.
With two weeks left before Election Day, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott leads incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by less than two points in Florida’s critical U.S. Senate race, while Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum maintains a narrow lead over Republican nominee Ron DeSantis in the battle to be the state’s next governor, according to the statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).
With big leads among women, black, Hispanic and independent voters, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, has 52 percent of likely voters to 46 percent for former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, the Republican contender, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released on Tuesday.
Just weeks away from the midterms, the campaign of Andrew Gillum, the Democratic Party’s candidate for Florida governor, is fighting back against an attack ad from Republican opponent Ron DeSantis that it calls “false,” “malicious” and “defamatory.”
This commentary was authored by Randy Fine, State Representative for Florida’s 53rd District, which covers the southern portion of Brevard County. Fine is running for reelection against Democratic challenger Phil Moore in the General Election on Nov. 6. This commentary was reprinted with the author’s permission from the Oct. 3 Sun Sentinel.
U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is resigning from Congress to concentrate on his campaign for Florida governor. DeSantis sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday announcing his immediate resignation.
A new poll shows a close contest between U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the race to replace term-limited Gov. Rick Scott in Florida.