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Rasmussen: Gillum +6 In Florida Gubernatorial Race

From the right-leaning Rasmussen Polls: Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a six-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the race to be Florida’s next governor. The first Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of the race finds that Gillum earns 48% support to DeSantis’ 42% among Likely Florida Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) ...

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Florida Republicans Break With Trump On Puerto Rico

Axios reports: Florida lawmakers are publicly disagreeing with President Trump’s claim that the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is not accurate. With just two months before the election — and with an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 Puerto Ricans who may have permanently settled in Florida since the hurricane — they know they can’t stay silent on an ...

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +4 In New Gubernatorial Poll

The Tampa Bay Times reports: A new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll shows Democrat Andrew Gillum leading Republican Ron DeSantis among likely voters in the Florida governor’s race. The poll, which was conducted from Sept. 6 through Sept. 9, asked 514 likely voters who they would vote for in the November gubernatorial election. 47 percent said Gillum, and 43 percent ...

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FLORIDA: GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis Resigns From House To Focus On Gubernatorial Race, Effective Immediately

NBC News reports: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is resigning from Congress as he mounts his bid to become Florida’s next governor. DeSantis sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday announcing his immediate resignation. The northeast Florida Republican said in his letter that he will be spending time campaigning and it would be “inappropriate” to accept a salary ...

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FLORIDA: DeSantis Picks Gubernatorial Running Mate Who Once Tweeted “Con-Man Trump #SupportsKKK”

The Miami Herald reports: Miami state Rep. Jeanette Nuñez is to be named Republican Ron DeSantis’ running mate Thursday, the first time a Cuban-American woman has been chosen as a lieutenant governor candidate in Florida, sources familiar with the decision tell POLITICO. Nuñez, a Miami native who has served for eight years in the Florida House, would not comment about ...

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +3 In New Gubernatorial Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: The Florida governor’s race is too close to call, with 50 percent of likely voters for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat, and 47 percent for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, the Republican, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. There are wide gender and racial gaps, as men back DeSantis 52 – 45 percent, ...

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FLORIDA: Nazis Make Racist Robocalls Against Gillum

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Robocalls against Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum that say they were paid for by a neo-Nazi group in Idaho are going out to voters in Tallahassee. The automated calls are narrated by someone pretending to be Gillum and using an exaggerated minstrel dialect with jungle noises in the background. The calls end with a disclaimer that ...

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Laura Ingraham Plays Peter Gabriel’s Shock The Monkey As She Welcomes Ron DeSantis To Her Radio Show

“Well, this is not at all surprising. We’re going to be talking to Ron DeSantis, Republican candidate for governor of Florida in just a few moments here on The Laura Ingraham Show. But this is the way the Democrats are going to play this all the way to 2020. “It is identity politics 24/7, no issue discussion really except we ...

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FLORIDA: Donors Flood Gillum With $1M In One Day

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Andrew Gillum’s historic come-from-behind primary win coupled by a volley of attacks from his Republican opponents has opened a floodgate of cash for the Tallahassee mayor’s quest to be the next governor of Florida. On Wednesday, the 39-year-old Democratic nominee had his best day of fundraising – collecting more than $1 million. On Thursday, the Democratic ...

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Andrew Gillum Responds: In The Handbook Of Donald Trump, Racist Dog Whistles Are Now Bull Horns [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: “It’s very clear that Mr. DeSantis is taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald Trump, but I think he has got another thing coming to him if he thinks that in today’s day and age Florida voters are going to respond to that level of derision and division, they are sick of it,” ...

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Fox News Apologizes For “Monkey This Up” Comment By Rep. Ron DeSantis: We Do Not Condone This Language

“A little while ago we had Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor in Florida, on for an interview to discuss the Florida election. During the interview he made what some are calling an inappropriate comment about his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum. We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified ...

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GOP Nominee Ron DeSantis Warns FL Voters Not To “Monkey This Up” By Electing The Black Guy [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Republican candidate Ron DeSantis’ general election campaign for governor of Florida got off to an abysmal start on Wednesday morning when he went on Fox News and warned voters not to “monkey this up” by electing his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, who would be the first African-American to lead the state. “The last thing we need ...

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Ron DeSantis Attacks Dem Gov Nominee For Backing Single-Payer: He Wants To Turn Florida Into Venezuela

Mediaite reports: 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. He’ll be facing off against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who received the endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). “He wants to abolish ICE. He wants a billion-dollar tax increase. He wants ...

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FLORIDA: Bernie-Backed Democrat Upsets Gov Primary

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Democrats picked Andrew Gillum, the charismatic liberal activist and mayor of Tallahassee, as the party’s nominee for governor. It was an historic pick. Gillum is the first black nominee for Florida governor from either major party. Nominating Gillum also represents a strategic break for Democrats. For most of the last 20 years, the party has ...

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FLORIDA: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis Teaches His Children About Trump In New Ad [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’ latest ad in his Republican primary race for governor features him teaching his children with a curriculum heavy in the ways of President Trump. “Build the wall,” he says as his son piles brick-like blocks on top of each other. “Then Mr. Trump said, ‘you’re fired.’ I love that part,” DeSantis reads ...

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FLORIDA: Junior And State TV Host Jeanine Pirro To Campaign For GOP Gov Candidate Ron DeSantis

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Donald Trump Jr. and Judge Jeanine Pirro will be in Orlando on Wednesday to headline both a rally and private fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’ campaign for governor. Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Trump, and Pirro, a Fox News personality, are scheduled to appear at an event at B.B. King’s Blues Club on ...

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FLORIDA: Ron DeSantis Enters Gubernatorial Race

Politico reports: With President Donald Trump’s recent endorsement in his back pocket, Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis on Friday will announce he’s entering the governor’s race, a move poised to inject national cash into a campaign already on the 2018 national radar. “I’m excited about taking this first step towards a campaign for governor,” DeSantis told POLITICO. “As a former prosecutor, ...

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Fox & Friends Host Calls For End To Mueller Probe

Raw Story reports: A co-host on President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show said on Thursday morning that it’s time to wind down special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade declared on Thursday that “six months is enough” time for Mueller to fully investigate the complex web of ...

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GOP Rep Pushes Bid To Kill Mueller’s Investigation

Politico reports: Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is pushing an amendment to severely curtail special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. DeSantis has put forward a provision that would halt funding for Mueller’s probe six months after the amendment’s passage. It also would prohibit Mueller from investigating matters that occurred before June 2015, when Trump launched ...

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