Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum: Florida wants a governor who's 'not misogynist, not racist'

Democratic nominee for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn't worried about the possible influence President D...

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 6:44 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2018 6:44 PM

Democratic nominee for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn't worried about the possible influence President Donald Trump will have on his race against Republican Ron DeSantis in the general election this November.

"I actually believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor who's going to bring us together, not divide us. Not misogynist, not racist, not bigots," Gillum told CNN's John Berman on "New Day" Wednesday morning, following his primary victory Tuesday night.

Continents and regions

Discrimination

Donald Trump

Elections and campaigns

Florida

Government and public administration

Government bodies and offices

Governors

Heads of government

North America

Political candidates

Political Figures - US

Politics

Racism and racial discrimination

Ron DeSantis

Societal issues

Society

Southeastern United States

The Americas

United States

He added, "They're going to be looking for a governor who is going to appeal to our higher aspirations as a state. Who's going to talk about what it means to build a Florida that makes room for all of us and not just some of us."

Gillum made history Tuesday night as the first black candidate to win a major-party gubernatorial nomination in Florida. His surprise upset win Tuesday night was also a major victory for the Democratic Party's progressive wing.

The race pits Gillum, a Bernie Sanders-backed progressive candidate, against DeSantis, who has Trump's endorsement, in what is a major test of the political atmosphere. On Tuesday, after clinching the GOP nomination, DeSantis credited the President for helping boost his candidacy.

"DeSantis can do the bidding of big business, and big lobbyists, and Donald Trump and his divisive rhetoric. I'm going to be here to do the business of the people of the state of Florida," Gillum told CNN Wednesday. "That's the job of the governor of this state."

Asked by Berman if he thinks Trump should be impeached if Democrats retake control of Congress, Gillum said, "I absolutely do."

"I think he's already incriminated himself by interfering in the Department of Justice, firing James Comey, of whom I'm no fan of, but basically obstructing justice," Gillum said. "And ever since that time he's only driven deeper, down a pretty dark hole."

West Lafayette
Broken Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
Kokomo
Scattered Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 81°
Rensselaer
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 79°
Fowler
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 79°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 81°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 75°
Frankfort
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 81°
Delphi
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 80°
Monticello
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 80°
Logansport
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 79°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 51079

Reported Deaths: 2756
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion12019693
Lake5588248
Elkhart353959
Allen2939134
St. Joseph210669
Hamilton1691101
Cass16449
Hendricks1454100
Johnson1340118
Porter82638
Tippecanoe7709
Vanderburgh7276
Clark69544
Madison67464
LaPorte61628
Howard59858
Bartholomew59745
Kosciusko5754
Marshall5449
Noble51328
LaGrange4849
Boone48244
Jackson4783
Delaware47152
Hancock46736
Shelby45425
Floyd40644
Morgan34231
Monroe34028
Grant31826
Dubois3046
Henry30018
Montgomery29720
Clinton2903
White27410
Dearborn25823
Decatur25632
Lawrence25225
Vigo2528
Warrick25029
Harrison21722
Greene19432
Miami1932
Jennings17912
Putnam1738
DeKalb1694
Scott1649
Wayne1546
Daviess15017
Perry14710
Orange13723
Steuben1362
Jasper1352
Ripley1307
Franklin1278
Gibson1202
Wabash1162
Carroll1142
Fayette1067
Whitley1066
Starke1043
Newton10010
Huntington942
Jefferson862
Wells821
Randolph794
Fulton731
Knox710
Jay700
Washington681
Pulaski661
Clay645
Rush613
Posey570
Spencer541
Owen521
Benton510
Sullivan501
Adams491
Brown431
Blackford402
Fountain352
Crawford330
Switzerland320
Tipton321
Parke270
Martin260
Ohio230
Vermillion200
Warren151
Union140
Pike110
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events