"This is our moment".
One of the first ads DeSantis ran for the race featured the candidate teaching his children how to say Trump campaign phrases and reading stories about the president at bed time. DeSantis rode a robust endorsement from President Donald Trump to victory Tuesday in Florida's Republican gubernatorial primary.
Gillum, 39, was a favorite among Democrats who call themselves progressives and earned the endorsement of former Vermont Sen.
"This is a historic evening for Florida and it's clear that voters across the state are engaged in this election, reflecting the enthusiasm we've seen around the country", Nelson said in a statement.
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum casts his vote, with daughter Caroline, 4, by his side at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church polling location, August 28, 2018, Tallahassee, Fla.
The Democratic candidate has yet to be announced, but does anyone remember Alan Grayson, the Democratic congressman who said Republicans wanted people to die during the Obamacare debate.
"Such a fantastic win for Ron DeSantis and the people of the Great State of Florida".
Graham was the establishment pick: a moderate former congresswoman whose father was a popular former Florida governor and senator.
DeSantis defeated Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Tuesday and faces the Democratic challenger in the race to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Scott. "Together, we made history".
Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who officially clinched the GOP nomination Tuesday night, appeared on The Ingraham Angle and is already taking aim at his Democratic opponent. Bernie Saunders. Gillum was a 23-year-old Florida A&M student when he became the youngest person elected to the Tallahassee City Commission in 2003. He will be running against DeSantis and the NRA and billionaires who are prepared to write huge checks in order to maintain the Republican advantage in the nation's statehouses. "After eight years of failed leadership, Andrew Gillum's bold new vision makes him the right leader to make progress for Florida".
Andrew Gillum did it, and he did it his way.