Andrew Gillum won a historic primary in the race for Florida's governor, an unexpected victory over the establishment Democratic candidate, Gwen Graham. Just twelve hours after the results, while Graham graciously threw her support behind Gillum, his opponent, Ron DiSantis, warned Florida voters on Fox News - and this is a quote - "the last thing we need to do is to monkey this up and try to embrace a socialist agenda."
Of course, DiSantis and his campaign has denied this had any racial overtones, and Trump has indicated his support for DiSantis. Racist robocalls have been making the rounds in Florida. Laura Ingraham, is actually demanding Gillum make an apology to DiSantis. This is ugly, wrong, and the provenance of cowards. Gillum for his part, is staying above the fray and on message.
Yes, there is a story about an FBI investigation that has come out that he has been involved in, but he has not been implicated and is cooperating with them. Yes, I know very little about him except what I've read over the past few days (to-date which I've liked). And yet - when the chips are down, it's time to support what's right. I am making a donation to the candidacy of Andrew Gillum. You can too, at this link.