Andrew Gillum wins primary election as Democratic governor candidate

Carly Kramer

Andrew Gillum has won the primary election as Democratic candidate for Florida governor after a close race with Gwen Graham. He will run against the Republican candidate, Ron DeSantis, this November.

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Andrew Gillum answers questions from the press after the Town Hall Forum.

Gillum received 476,087 votes. There was a difference of 27,179 votes between Gillum and Graham.

Gillum has served as mayor of Tallahassee since 2014. He was previously endorsed by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Gillum would push for affordable health care, according to his website. At the Town Hall Forum, he said he would make minimum wage $15 if elected. He also said he would like to make college and trade school more affordable. According to him, if a student in need of financial assistance is willing to work in Florida, the state will pay for their education.

The general election will be taking place on November 6.

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