Who is Andrew Gillum? Meet Florida’s history-making Democratic campaigner for governor.



Andrew Gillum force out a surprise win in Florida’s Democratic primary for governor — displeasing plausiblefrontrunner Gwen Graham for the nomination. Now, all eyes area unit on him on election night.

Gillum, 39, is that the city manager of Tallahassee. From the beginning of his campaign, he ran on a progressive platform that has Medicare-for-all and a $15 salary, and was supported by subunit. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and progressive have Tom Steyer.

Gillum already defied steep political odds throughout the August primary, beating plausible frontrunner Gwen Graham, a former member of Congress and also the girl of a former governor and senator; former Miami Beach city manager Philip Levine; and executive Jeff Graham Greenehe's currently facing Trump-endorsed Republican Ron DeSantis in November’s electionthat forecasters have rated a toss-up.

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His showing within the Florida primary was history-making; Gillum is that the initial African-American politician pol within the state, and he would be the state’s initial black governor if he wins tonight.

It’s Associate in Nursing exciting moment for progressive teamshowever additionally for black Democrats within the South; adjoining, Stacey Abrams is that the Democratic pol in Georgia. If Abrams wins, she may be the nation’s initial African-American lady governor.

Who is Andrew Gillum?
Gillum is originally from Miami. one in all seven kids, the nominee’s mother was a town driver, and his father was a craftsman. He spoke concerning his family’s humble beginnings during a March campaign ad.