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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Andrew Gillum wins historic Democratic nomination for Florida governor

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 9:38 PM


Beating the projected odds, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination for Florida governor Tuesday night.

The nomination is historic – Gillum is the state's first African-American nominee for governor. If elected, he would be the first black governor of Florida.

With the majority of precincts reporting in Florida by 9:30 p.m., Gillum and his progressive campaign had pulled ahead of former Congresswoman Gwen Graham by a margin of 34 percent of the vote to Graham's 31 percent, according to the state Division of Elections.

For months, Gillum has been locked in a contentious battle for the nomination against former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Palm Beach real estate billionaire Jeff Greene and Winter Park businessman Chris King.

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