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Ron DeSantis warns Andrew Gillum could ‘monkey up’ politics in Florida governor race

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congressman Ron DeSantis spoke about Tallahassee Mayor Andrew
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  • GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis spoke about his rival in
    Florida’s governor’s race, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, to
    Fox News on Wednesday morning. 
  • Gillum could become Florida’s first black governor if
    he wins the election in November. 
  • While speaking to Fox News about Gillum, DeSantis
    warned that a far-left agenda could “monkey” up Florida’s
    politics. 
  • He also used the words “articulate” and
    “charismatic” to describe the left-wing Democrat.

GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis called his black rival in Florida’s
governor’s race, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, an “articulate
spokesman” and warned that the state may “monkey up” its politics
by electing a “socialist agenda” into office.

In an interview with Fox
News
on Wednesday, DeSantis, who has been endorsed by
President Donald Trump, spoke about Gillum in a segment following
his Republican primary win.

While speaking to Fox News about Gillum, DeSantis warned that a
far-left agenda could “monkey” up Florida’s politics. 

He said: “The last thing we need to do is monkey this thing up by
trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and
bankrupting the state.

“That is not going to work. That’s not going to be good for
Florida, so I’m going to fight for what I believe in because I
think I’m the guy who can lead Florida in a good direction.”

He also used the words “articulate” and “charismatic” to
describe the left-wing Democrat.

DeSantis said: “Florida elections are always competitive and this
is a guy who, although he’s much too liberal for Florida, I think
he’s got huge problems on how he’s governed Tallahassee. He is an
articulate spokesman for those far-left views and he’s a
charismatic candidate.”

If Gillum wins the gubernatorial election in November, he would
become Florida’s first black governor.

On Tuesday, he beat out five other Democrats in the primary. The
field included US Rep. Gwen Graham, who was hoping to become the
state’s first female governor, according to the
Associated Press

Gillum was backed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and won the
hearts of progressives across the state with a grassroots
campaign that stayed away from big donations and TV ads.

He and DeSantis are competing for the office held by Gov. Rick
Scott, who cannot be re-elected due to term limits.

Scott is instead challenging Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for his
seat in the Senate.

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