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Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Gillum On Trump: 'I Am Sick To My Stomach'

The 39-year-old is the first African-American Democrat to run for governor in Florida's history — and is considered by many to be the state's most progressive gubernatorial candidate ever.
Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum speaks as U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) listens behind him during a campaign rally held at the University of South Florida Campus Recreation Building on Monday in Tampa, Fla. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Times issued a report on Tuesday detailing texts that show the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, received a free ticket to the Broadway show “Hamilton” as a gift from an FBI agent posing as a developer. Gillum vehemently denies the report.

The allegations could spark problems for Gillum, who is one of the breakout stars of this election season. He’s been leading Republican candidate, former congressman and Iraq War veteran Ron DeSantis, by as many as 12 points in the polls. The 39-year-old is the first African-American Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida’s history — and is considered by many to be the state’s most progressive gubernatorial candidate ever.

Gillum supports hiking the state’s corporate tax rate to fund education, raising the minimum wage and a single-payer health care system. DeSantis is endorsed by President Trump, and he says Gillum’s health care plans

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