Florida, Man

“Florida voters on Tuesday propelled a Trump-endorsed congressman and the African-American mayor of Tallahassee on toward November’s general election in the race to replace Rick Scott as governor, setting up a clash of ideologies in the nation’s largest swing state.” Like many Floridian political battles, the gubernatorial race between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis will have national ramifications. Miami Herald: Florida braces for a clash of ideologies. (And when Florida braces, we all brace…)

+ With a Trumpian Republican facing a progressive who could be the state’s first black governor, one expects race/racism to be an issue. But one didn’t expect that things would bubble over in the first few hours of the campaign. Buzzfeed: Florida’s Republican Candidate For Governor Just Said A Vote For His Black Rival Would ‘Monkey This Up.’ (Somewhere along the way, we replaced the dog whistle with a bullhorn.)

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