Florida Chooses Dem Socialist Candidate For Governor
Article from The Daily Wire by Emily Zanotti.
On a night where Republicans were supposed to have the most hotly contested races — and were prepared for shocking, upset victories — it was Democrats who stole the show, nominating an actual socialist over a more moderate candidate to compete in the Florida gubernatorial election.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who won Bernie Sanders’ coveted seal of approval, triumphed over Gwen Graham, the daughter of a senator and former Florida governor (and a centrist Democrat), New York Magazine reports. Graham was expected to win handily, and then expected to win the gubernatorial race over Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis.
The progressive left has hailed Gillum as a “hero”: he’s staunchly and unabashedly in favor of enacting single-payer health care, raising the minimum wage to more than $15 per hour, hiking Florida’s corporate income tax, abolishing ICE (the immigration and customs enforcement branch of the Department of Justice), and impeaching President Donald Trump.
In fact, Gillum considers himself a socialist, as do Democratic mega-donors like impeachment hawk and radical environmentalist Tom Steyer and global paragon of leftism George Soros (both donated to Gillum’s campaign).
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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