Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
The details: Gillum, 39, is the first African American to win a major party nomination for Florida governor. The cash flow to his campaign comes after Gillum’s Republican opponent, Rep. Ron DeSantis, said a "socialist agenda" in Florida would "monkey this up" referencing progress under GOP leadership in Florida. The remark, which many viewed as a racist dog whistle, prompted widespread backlash.