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Ron DeSantis Will Be Florida’s Next Governor; Gillum Concedes

The race was viewed as a proxy battle between President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

The race was viewed as a proxy battle between President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

In a race that has garnered national attention, Democrat Andrew Gillum has conceded his bid to be Florida governor.

The race was viewed as a proxy battle between President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Both candidates came from behind in the primaries after their respective high-profile endorsements.

Gillum gave a concession speech in Tallahassee, saying that despite the loss, it doesn’t change his views.

“Nothing we believe in is compromised,” Gillum said. “I still believe that we oughta pay teachers what they’re worth. I still believe we oughta clean up our environment, our air, our water quality, our beaches, our shores. I still believe we oughta have the kind of economy where people are able to work one job instead of two or three or four.”

DeSantis talked about growing Florida’s economy in his victory speech.

“Floridians can count on me to keep taxes low,” DeSantis said. “I don’t think there’s a limit to the good we can do.”

 


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About Abe Aboraya

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Abe Aboraya started writing for newspapers in High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe ... Read Full Bio »

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