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 Governors Association sent his political committee a million-dollar check.
According to the latest finance reports, the account had $200,000 after his primary victory. The money flow began in the wake of Gillum’s unlikely victory Tuesday and President Trump’s tweet that the Democratic nominee was a “failed socialist.” Then Republican opponent Ron DeSantis went on Fox News to warn that Gillum would “monkey up” the Florida economy. The comments activated Democratic donors.