VICTORY: DFA on Andrew Gillum’s “massive upset victory” in Florida Gubernatorial primary

Andrew Gillum just delivered a massive upset victory in the race for Governor in Florida. Democracy for America was a strong early supporter of Gillum following its endorsement in June 2017.

Statement from Democracy for America Executive Director Charles Chamberlain on Andrew Gillum's primary stunner:

"Andrew Gillum's massive upset victory tonight is an explosive development in the 2018 election that definitively proves that the New American Majority of people of color and progressive white voters are ready to deliver transformative results for candidates who share their commitment to bold, inclusive populism.

"Andrew Gillum, the only candidate who wasn't a millionaire or the scion of a powerful political family, and an army of grassroots organizers built a movement that inspired tens of thousands of new and demoralized voters and spoke directly to the challenges they face with bold solutions like robust criminal justice reform, Medicare for All, and a historic $1 billion commitment to education.

"Tonight, Floridians made it clear that the time for fundamental progressive change in the Sunshine State is here. Andrew Gillum has built an unprecedented movement for change in Florida and it's hard to imagine a candidate better equipped to defeat a Trump sycophant like Ron DeSantis this November." -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America

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