Gillum, who lives in Tallahassee with his wife and three children, said he is running for governor because he believes Florida is in need of new and creative ways to rebuild the state's economy, revitalize public education, protect and expand healthcare access and address the crisis of climate change. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who joined him on the campaign trail.
Gillum spent only $6.5 million on a primary where billionaire Jeff Greene spent $38 million and millionaire former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine spent about $29 million of his fortune. Her husband, Jacques Randanne de Vazeille, said he trusts Trump's judgement.
Trump recorded a 54-second phone message that the DeSantis campaign is sending to GOP voters across the state.
Gillum, 39, would represent a notably progressive swing for the state if he wins in November. President Trump endorsed DeSantis.
Florida will also be home to one of the top Senate contests this cycle.
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"I have been really slow to try to think on it because it's too big", he said.
On the Democratic side, things are much tighter. "He's doing things the way I like", Parke said. Putnam is the candidate of the state's Republican establishment.
Ron DeSantis is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, the far right group of lawmakers who have been wielding increasing influence as the GOP moves further to the right. "People are starting to wake up and realize what we need for America and that is people who care and who have served and that want to make a better America where we work for it and it's not just handed to us".
But while DeSantis easily cruised to victory, Gillum, a former Tallahassee mayor, ended up exceeding expectations to defeat Graham.
Voters are also picking the nominees for two Cabinet positions and several congressional seats.