Nov 17, 2018

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race to Ron DeSantis

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Andrew Gillum officially conceded the Florida's governor race to Republican opponent Ron DeSantis — for the second time — after Gillum still trailed DeSantis by more than 30,000 votes after an automatic recount, the AP reports.

The big picture, via Axios' Alexi McCammond: This race was a microcosm of 2018's politics with a young, progressive African American candidate facing off against a Republican who went out of his way to embrace President Trump and, eventually, gained his endorsement. DeSantis had two last minute visits from Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that pushed him to victory.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Bloomberg campaign says Tennessee vandalism "echoes language" from Bernie supporters
  2. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  3. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  4. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  5. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  6. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.