Some good news today out of Florida courtesy of PPP’s latest poll:
Another poll, another lead for Andrew Gillum.
The survey sampled 779 registered voters Sept. 28-30. Gillum earned 48 percent support while DeSantis sat at 44 percent.
Gillum has been racking up some big endorsements today. Like this one:
Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Mayor Andrew Gillum to be the next governor of Florida.
In throwing his weight by Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign, Obama cited the Tallahassee mayor’s civic leadership and vision for Florida— “providing Floridians with access to quality and affordable health care, ensuring our kids receive a strong education, and protecting Florida’s environment.”
“Andrew is a proven fighter with the courage and determination to stand up for Florida families. As governor, Andrew will expand access to affordable health care, protect Floridians with pre-existing conditions, invest in education, protect the environment and build an economy that works for all,” Obama said in a statement released by the Gillum campaign around midday.
“Andrew believes that health care is a right, not a privilege, and he will make expanding Medicaid a priority on day one as governor,” the statement continued. “As Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew developed a thriving innovation economy, grew workforce training programs, and built safe communities where our children can thrive — a strong record for which I named Tallahassee a TechHire city. As Governor, Andrew will fight to put the priorities of everyday people first.”
Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rossello endorsed incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for governor on Monday.
Gov. Rossello said at a news conference that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott “are two great people running for office.” He called it a tough decision between two supporters of the island during a challenging year.
But Rossello said he’s going with Nelson because of the senator’s longstanding support for Puerto Rican equality when it comes to federal benefits, and his support for statehood for the island.
Rossello’s endorsement could sway some of the tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida in the year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Rossello later endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in his race against Republican U.S. Rep. Ron SeDantis.
Let’s keep up the momentum and have the Blue Wave hit Florida big time. Click below to donate and get involved with Gillum, Nelson and their fellow Florida Democrats campaigns: