"Well, hello there. I is the negro Andrew Gillum and I'll be askin' you to make me governor of this here state of Florida", the voice says. And he hammered Gillum over an FBI investigation into possible malfeasance in city hall.
It's true DeSantis, 40, was interviewed by a deputy on a late night in 2000, when he was 21, following a bar fight in Clearwater.
With the ripples potentially so far reaching, Gillum and DeSantis have both attracted the support of billionaires from outside Florida, including Soros and Steyer, who have spent millions backing Gillum, and Illinois Republicans Richard Uihlein and Kenneth C. Griffin, DeSantis backers who collectively have matched them dollar for dollar - and then some. A gift from a family member would not have triggered state ethics rules for public disclosure.Geoff Burgan, a spokesman for Mr. Gillum's campaign, said on August 31 in response to written questions from The New York Times that Marcus Gillum had given the mayor the ticket.
"I go by our polling, our targeting, and everything is going in a good direction", he said. The records include emails with Gillum asking Corey to upgrade his room at a Westin hotel, but they do not show who ultimately paid the bill.
The FBI agent, who went by the name Mike Miller, reportedly posed as a developer and sent a message on July 13, 2016 seeking to "thank" "AG" - most likely Gillum - one week after Gillum participated in a vote to expand the Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment Agency for which Miller was advocating. The message read, "Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for "Hamilton" tonight at 8 p.m.", and Gillum responded, "Awesome news about 'Hamilton'". "Why would an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent posing as a contractor give him a thousand dollar ticket to Hamilton?".
DeSantis fired back, saying Gillum wants to put Floridians into a government-run health care system that would decimate Medicare and private and employer-provided insurance programs.
Gillum, who graduated from historically black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, made a point earlier in the speech to mention that he was a FAMU Rattler. Gillum previously claimed that he received the gift from his brother.
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"We've really seen a collapsing of our political discourse", Gillum said.
Gillum maintains that he received the tickets as a gift from his brother and as such it did not need to be reported. Burgess said this would be a defining moment in Gillum's campaign. "I'm simply saying the racists believe he is a racist".
Corey (the lobbyist): "That would be epic!"
Blistering verbal assaults overtook the race for Florida governor Wednesday night, as rivals Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis presented voters with an onslaught of character insults in their final debate before the November election.
In preparation for the NY trip, Miller texted Corey, "I have the boat lined up for the trip in August", on July 12, 2016. "I'm not going to let the media smear me".
Opposition to Israel is "nothing more than warmed over anti-Semitism", DeSantis said, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
DeSantis demanded that Gillum waive confidentiality in the state ethics inquiry, which will not be completed before Election Day. "They will stop people from investing in Florida".