With Andrew Gillum ‘s win in Florida’s Democratic Governor’s primary voting?
2018 could REALLY be a memorable midterm election around the country….
Cook calls the November Florida Governor vote a ‘toss-up’….
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a progressive aligned with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), pulled off a stunning win in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, edging out former Rep. Gwen Graham(D-Fla.).
Gillum won the primary with 34 percent of the vote, the Associated Press projected with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Graham, the daughter of former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), won 32 percent of the vote.
The come-from-behind win defied expectations and is bound to invite comparisons to the win by progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who stunned the political world in June by defeating established Rep. Joe Crowley in a New York Democratic primary.
A win in November would make Gillum the first black governor in Florida’s history.
Few had expected it. Most recent public polls showed Gillum in third place, trailing Graham and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine for the Democratic nod to replace Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R)…..