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Rihanna Flexes Support For Diddy & Andrew Gillum Ahead Of Election Day

Melinda Barton | 07 November, 2018, 15:30

"But I want you to know that, despite our congratulating him on his victory this evening, nothing that we believe in is compromised", Gillum said.

In a far less competitive contest, Donna Shalala declared victory in a race for a Miami-Dade district won handily by Hillary Clinton in 2016's presidential election. I think without his two visits we would not have done enough to inspire Republican voters to show up.

But DeSantis, who stepped down from his Northeast Florida congressional seat in September, said "a lot of our super voters have yet to vote", referring to loyal Republicans who have voted in the last three or four elections. For the son of a construction worker and a school bus driver, it's a classic tale of the American dream, and a new chapter in Gillum's ambitious political career (he became the youngest person elected to Tallahassee's City Commission when he was just 23-years-old). Footage of the exchange went viral across the nation, let alone in Florida.

"I can guarantee you this: I'm not going anywhere", Gillum said.

DeSantis argued throughout the campaign that Florida's relationship with the president - whether he or she agrees with his policies or not- is important for the state.

Gillum faces accusations of corruption due to an FBI investigation into development in Tallahassee. Gillum said he paid cash for his share of a rental house shared with Corey and others in the 2016 Costa Rica vacation. 'I voted for you, ' she reassured him, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. Gillum has repeatedly denied he is the subject of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry and has steadfastly maintained he hasn't done anything wrong.

Trump campaigned to help push DeSantis to a primary victory in August and came to Florida two more times to propel him past Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the final days of the election. And since DeSantis fully embraced Trumpism, Hume insisted the the president could be responsible for the congressman's defeat. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., state Rep. Matt Caldwell, the Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner, and Ashley Moody, a former judge who is the GOP nominee for attorney general.

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Tim Hester, 64, of Pensacola, attended DeSantis' rally with Trump and said his vote for the former Congressman was driven in large part by Gillum's messaging. "An appallingly high percentage of people who get out of prison as convicted felons re-offend", DeSantis said. The president endorsed DeSantis in June.

The Rev. Al Carlisle said he posted the sign because of the Democratic Party's support of abortion and gay rights.

These races are interesting for different reasons.

In almost every way, DeSantis did not win by running a campaign by the book.

"I still believe that", Gillum said in his concession speech.