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Andrew Gillum raised over $1 million day after historic win

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, who won the Democratic primary for Florida governor, raised more than $1 million the day following his historic Tuesday night victory, per The Hill.

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.