Text Messages Show Andrew Gillum Lied About FBI & Hamilton Tickets

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"Now, I'm not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist, I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist".

"These records vindicate and add more evidence that at every turn I was paying my own way or was with my family, for all trips, including picking up tickets from my brother, Marcus, who was with a group of his own friends", Gillum said in a statement released by the campaign.

Gillum responded with "Awesome news about Hamilton".

Gillum, who graduated from historically black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, made a point earlier in the speech to mention that he was a FAMU Rattler.

Gillum has denied any wrongdoing in the case, which involves some of the same people whose names have surfaced in an ongoing FBI investigation into city government. "I arrived at that theater and received my ticket from my brother".

The investigation, which started in 2015, involved a trio of undercover FBI agents posing as wealthy businessmen eager to do business in Florida.

"As we saw with the Comey letter, Democrats are more likely to be deflated over something like this and stay home", said the consultant, who asked to remain anonymous in order to speak candidly. With any luck, Andrew Gillum will get to move into the governor's residence in January, enabling Ron DeSantis to retire to a remote mountain hideaway where he'll never risk accidentally encountering this clip again.

"Did he connect with Mike Miller to thank him for co-sponsoring the food?"

More than 2 million Floridians have voted in the November 6 general election, with Republicans outpacing Democrats in early voting and vote-by-mail ballots.

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"That is what corruption is ..."

DeSantis, moreover, painted his opponent as an extremist who signed a "radical manifesto" by a group called Dream Defenders, which favors ending investment in Israel and has been critical of police and US foreign policy.

'Say you're convicted of child molestation. "It doesn't get more divisive than the Dream Defenders, and to this day, Andrew Gillum has not condemned the Dream Defenders".

The candidates also had stark differences on issues. Gillum opposes for-profit charter schools. He's saying that some threatening situations might have been defused before they turned threatening if people had less reason to fear being confronted by police, not that it's never right for a cop to defend himself.

Gillum still led in that measure with 47 percent support closely followed by DeSantis at 46 percent, with another 2 percent supporting someone else and 5 percent still unsure.

DeSantis stuck to his guns.

But one Democratic consultant said the controversy could derail Gillum's campaign if the story lingers, comparing it ironically to the letter then-FBI director James Comey issued in the final two weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign noting that a probe of Clinton's private Secretary of State email server had been revived.

Gillum also spoke about protecting the environment and Amendment 4, which would allow former felons to vote in Florida if the measure passes on November 6. DeSantis said former prisoners who have committed serious crimes should have to prove themselves worthy before getting the vote back.

In his bid to become governor, Andrew Gillum loves to talk about his vision for running the state of Florida - a socialist agenda that spells doom for the now robust economy.

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