Tuesday's Big Winner: Bernie Sanders
With Gillum’s victory, however, Sanders now holds an affiliation with all three African American Democrats running for governor in November. In addition to Gillum, he backed Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland.
Gillum’s victory capped an especially successful night for Sanders in Florida. Sanders endorsed nine candidates across the state, including several state House candidates. Of the Sanders-backed candidates, four ran in contested primaries, and all of them won.
While Sanders wasn’t alone in his support for Gillum — the Tallahassee mayor was endorsed by Steyer and Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama Cabinet secretary — other major Democrats considering running in 2020, including Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), did not go out on a limb to endorse him.
“We have a true progressive on the ballot, the first black major party nominee for governor in state history, and he is counting on our support,” said Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, the Sanders-inspired grassroots group, in a fundraising email Tuesday evening. “That is why Senator Bernie Sanders, local groups, and Gillum’s grassroots army got out the vote to put him over the top in this primary.”disillusioned73, Enthusiast, Marym625 and 17 otherssnot, Pastiche, Scott Crowder, Peace Patriot, twenty, Two way street, WillyT, Bearian, djean111, DamnYankeeInHouston, OCMI, wilsonbooks, Pam, PADemD, h-32, A little weird, CalGoldenBear like thisYou've heard of the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West, right? I'm the Morally Ambiguous Witch of the Northwest.
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