In an August 8, 2016 message, Gillum's friend, lobbyist Adam Corey, texted him saying, "Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8pm", adding, "I think your brother has already arrived by the way".
Anthony "Tone" Johnson, a longtime resident of St. Augustine, said he was impressed with Gillum's authenticity and passion. But they can not deny that they are favored by racists, and that racists believe they will benefit by these candidates' election.
There's a 100 percent chance Desantis puked after this debate.
Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, is a staunch progressive who boasts a robust policy agenda that includes, among many other things, Medicaid expansion, marijuana legalization, corporate-tax increases, and fair pay for public-school teachers.
"Mike Miller" (an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent): "Looks like the weather might not be great tomorrow". DeSantis interrupted the question, though, blurting out, "How in the hell am I supposed to know every single statement someone makes?" "No", he said. "I'm for police accountability, but law enforcement society can not work, and, quite frankly, law enforcement can not do its job if it does not have a trusting relationship with the community".
"I should have asked more questions to make sure that everything that transpired was above board", Gillum said, before quickly trying to switch topics.
Gillum claimed neo-Nazis have been helping DeSantis. DeSantis did take money from someone who called President Barack Obama a racist slur (although he condemned the comments and said he will no longer take money from the contributor).
DeSantis defended his military career and record as a prosecutor and continued, "I am not going to bow down to the alter of political correctness".
The sparring, to some extent, obscured stark differences on the issues.
And Paul Streeter said he liked the fact that Gillum was not a "cookie-cutter" liberal.
Also in attendance at Sunday's rally were local Democratic leaders and candidates in the November election, including Nancy Soderberg, running for U.S. Congress in Florida's 6th district; Ges Selmont, seeking to represent the 4th U.S. Congressional District; and Jamie Perkins, challenging incumbent Cyndi Stevenson for the 17th district of the state House of Representatives.
DeSantis replied, "Businesses will leave the state, people will lose jobs and we'll stop people from investing in Florida". After college, Gillum went into politics and got elected to the Tallahassee City council at the age of 23, the youngest council member ever. It will be a historic mistake'.
But the contribution in early 2016 does not appear in the records for Gillum's political committee, raising new questions less than two weeks before Florida's governor's race between Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis is decided on November 6.
The candidates also diverged on health care.
"Some people were paying more for premiums than for rent, so people couldn't afford it".