The left-wing radical Andrew Gillum has opened a 5-point lead against Rep. Ron DeSantis. Gillum also raised a staggering two million dollars, 48 hours after his nomination victory. Not bad for a socialist whom many Republicans dismiss as unelectable. Congressman DeSantis is correct. The race for Florida Governor has significant national implications. If DeSantis is unable to defeat Andrew Gillum to become Florida’s next Governor, it could be very costly for President Trump in 2020. It would also be very costly for any future Republican candidate for President or Florida Governor.
A Governor Andrew Gillum would undoubtedly try to turn Florida into California. Like California Governor Jerry Brown, a Governor Gillum will have no semblance of boarder control. A Governor Gillum will also be completely hostile to ICE. A Governor Gillum will try to change the Florida electorate, in an attempt to make the Democrat Party dominant in the state.
Many who support the Republican Party and President Trump are rightfully worried about losing control of the House in this year’s mid-term elections. However, those in the Republican Party establishment should be equally concerned about the election for Florida Governor. Radical left-wing Governors have made Republicans practically unelectable in California, New York, and Illinois. If a Governor Gillum turns the state of Florida from purple to blue, it will be next to impossible for a Republican candidate to become President in a post-President Trump America.
“Rep. DeSantis: Florida Gov. Race ‘Huge’ in National Politics,” bSeptember 2, 2018:
Florida’s gubernatorial race lines up as one with “a huge amount of national implications” that can affect the political direction of other states and the presidential race in 2020, according to Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who says he is running against “a far-left socialist,” Andrew Gillum.
“I want to make Florida even better than it is,” DeSantis told Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on 970 AM-N.Y. “He wants to turn Florida into Venezuela.”
“. . . If a guy like Gillum is successful in winning the state of Florida, that’s going to start a far-left movement that’s going to spread through states – and that’s going to lead into 2020. So, there is a huge amount of national implications here.”
The governorship is being vacated by Republican Rick Scott, who is challenging Sen. Bill Nelson’s, D-Fla., seat this November. It is a classic battleground state, and lines up one classically ideological to the major parties, DeSantis says.
“This Andrew Gillum, he is on the far-left socialist fringe,” DeSantis told host John Catsimatidis. “He’s a Bernie Sanders-, a Ocasio-Cortez-type of candidate. He wants to raise taxes in Florida 40 percent. He wants a single-payer healthcare system in Florida, which would bankrupt the state. He wants to abolish ICE, and doesn’t believe in doing any type of immigration enforcement.”
DeSantis, meanwhile, says he is the pro-business candidate in Florida and electing Gillum as governor “would repel investment.”
“If you have Gillum, and say ‘this Bernie Sanders-style guy is there,’ I think the investment in Florida will decline dramatically,” DeSantis said. “It’s the equivalent of just shooting ourselves in the foot as a state….
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