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However, the Republican's spokesman, Stephen Lawson, defended the remark, saying Mr DeSantis was referring to his opponent's political positions and not his race.
Critics quickly slammed DeSantis's comment as racist, since his opponent is an African-American. Democrat Stacey Abrams won the party's nomination in Georgia in May. Both candidates have been around for a while (Nelson's been a senator since 2001, while Scott became governor in 2011), so neither is an outsider.
Andrew Gillum took office as Mayor of Tallahassee in November of 2014. But he said that he would hurt the state if elected.
DeSantis (R) made the comment earlier in the day on Fox News, and caused backlash because the remark was directed at Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), who is black.
In an interview with Politico, Gillum said Florida would be "looking for a governor that was going to bring us together, not divide us".
Florida elections are always competitive, and this is a guy who, although he's much too liberal for Florida, I think he's got huge problems with how he's governed Tallahassee, he is an articulate spokesman for those far-left views, and he's a charismatic candidate.
President Donald Trump's endorsement propelled DeSantis to easy victory in Tuesday's Republican primary. Gillum also starts with a large percentage of Republican voters, 37 percent, who say they have no opinion of him yet.
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Gillum's progressive victory was cemented in part by a late visit by Sen. "Trump's guy, that [DeSantis] is echoing this talk", said Williams. Now Martha, a great U.S. Military fighter jet pilot and highly respected member of Congress, WINS BIG. She is Strong on Crime, the Border and our under siege 2nd Amendment. Loves our Military and our Vets. Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary, called ICE a "terrorist organization" and said it should be abolished.
"I don't think there's any Republican who is going to come out here and defend DeSantis's comments".
Tallahassee has seen a spike in homicides, but its overall crime rate has declined, although it remains the highest in the state.
The district covers the southeastern corner of Arizona from most of Tucson down to the U.S-Mexico border.
PPP surveyed 743 Florida voters, of which 41 percent were Republicans, 41 percent were Democrats and 18 percent were independent.
Marquez Peterson is the CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber. She'll face off with the victor of a seven-way Democratic primary in November.
But DeSantis' use of the word "monkey" in relation to the first African-American candidate ever nominated by a major party for governor in Florida drew a firestorm of criticism from Democrats.
GOP voters in Oklahoma backed mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt in a gubernatorial runoff.