Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA) on behalf of Democracy for America in support of Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) campaign:
Andrew Gillum (D. FL)
It’s never been more important for all of us to stand with Democrats up and down the ballot in 2018.
On Tuesday, Andrew Gillum shockingly won the Democratic primary to become Florida’s next governor. He’s a life-long public servant who has taken on the gun lobby and won — and in the general election he’s facing one of Trump’s closest allies in Congress: Rep. Ron DeSantis.
If we are going to build a powerful resistance to Trump’s agenda, we have to win elections on the state level like this one. That’s why I’m asking:
Let me tell you a little bit about Andrew Gillum:
His mother drove a school bus and his father was a construction worker — humble roots in the life of a public servant who has dedicated his entire career to fighting for those who deserve a seat at the table.
Andrew is the Mayor of Tallahassee where he developed a thriving and fair economy, took on the gun lobby and won, and stood up to President Trump and right-wing Governor Rick Scott to defend immigrant communities.
He ran an unapologetic, progressive campaign in Florida — shocking a lot of people who wrote him off in his primary. But that bruising primary win left his campaign with little money at a time when GOP mega-donors like the Koch Brothers are going to spend millions to tear him down.
Thanks and take care,