Andrew Gillum celebrates his victory as he wins the Democratic nomination for governor
More than a million dollars flow into a campaign after Trump and DeSantis beat up mayors as failed socialists who "ripped" Florida.
Andrew Gillum's historic "come-from-behind" victory Coupled by a volley of attacks from his Republican opponents has opened a lock of cash for the Tallahassee Mayor Quest the next Governor o Florida
On Wednesday, the 39-year-old Democratic candidate had his best day of fundraising – he garnered more than 1 million On Thursday, the Democratic Governors Association sent its political committee a check in the millions.
After the last financial reports had the account $ 200,000 after his first win. Cash flow began in the wake of Gillum's unlikely victory on Tuesday and President Trump's tweet that the Democratic candidate was a "failed socialist."
Republican rival Ron DeSantis warned Fox News that Gillum would "patch" the Florida economy. The comments activated the democratic donors.
"Gillum will not have to ask for money, there will be a lot of money in his campaign, lots of PACs thanks to the ape comments," said Susan MacManus, a Florida policy expert.
The retired political scientist from the University of South Florida said that Gillum's base of younger voters is more racially and ethnically diverse, and aware of social justice and the need for reform of criminal law. The Gillum campaign called the remarks as a coded "megaphone" of racism. Sunshine State Shocker:
The $ 1 million day Gillum's governorship account doubled the best fundraising week in the 18 months of the campaign, reaching the PAC's Best Week.
The DeSantis campaign financial report showed that DeSantis had $ 500,000 on hand for the last week of the campaign. The political committee that agreed with the campaign reported $ 2.7 million on August 23. A federal committee DeSantis, which was organized for a senate campaign, had according to a report in February $ 724,000.
When asked about fundraising by DeSantis, an electoral campaign spokesman said
Gillum emerged from a crowded field of Democrats to win the nomination on the crest of a late wave that took him away from the fourth in the last two weeks Space at front runners Gwen Graham and Philip Levine and the big ad buyer prevented Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene.
The Democrat candidate, the first black man to win a major party nomination in Florida, woke up Wednesday morning in a tweet from President Donald Trump, calling him a "failed socialist mayor" who led a troubled city.
Soon after, DeSantis, the Trump-backed GOP candidate, went to Fox News and warned that a Gillum victory would "tease" the state's economy – comments that the Democratic Party of Florida considers racist.
During Money flowed into Gillum's campaign reports, spokesman Geoff Burgan went on MSNBC and asked Trump and DeSantis to "go ahead"  19659011] Forty-eight hours later, the Gillum campaign had accumulated more than $ 2 million in contributions – more than double its contribution that week 18 months of existence of the campaign.
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