Gillum, endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), wants to impeach Trump and eliminate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and he has been dogged by an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption probe as well as criticism of Tallahassee's high crime rate.
Gillum, meanwhile, suggested that extremist groups are "taking their cues" from DeSantis. Gillum asked his opponent.
As the campaign of Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor and Democratic candidate for Florida governor, is gaining steam, a shocking revelation has come to light.
"I don't take free trips from anybody, I'm a hardworking person", Gillum said on Sunday during a testy debate with Republican Ron DeSantis after the former congressman kept asking him who paid for the "Hamilton" tickets.
He continued: "Now, I'm not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist".
On Tuesday, text messages were made public about the source of tickets Gillum received to the Broadway musical "Hamilton" that appear to contradict his statements at the first debate on the issue. "I mean, you name it", he said this week.
Gillum for his part, criticized DeSantis for his infamous "monkey it up" comment the morning after the primary, which he has said was a racially charged whistle call.
President Donald Trump's approval rating in Florida is 53 percent, according to the survey, which helps Republican candidates in the Sunshine State on Election Day.
"I know firsthand that when we start going down that road, it can be very, very deadly", DeSantis said.
The documents were turned over to the Florida Commission on Ethics by Christopher Kise, a well-known Tallahassee attorney representing lobbyist Adam Corey. "I'm certainly not gonna take anything from Andrew Gillum". "In fact, we got 99 issues and Hamilton ain't one of them".
The two Florida Democratic Party county chairs who received the robocall Tuesday morning said they believe it is targeting black Democratic leaders in the state and is aimed at keeping Gillum's supporters away from the polls.
Gillum has said he and his wife paid cash for the May 2016 Costa Rica accommodations, a contention refuted in the newly released emails.
"Awesome news about Hamilton", Gillum replied.
"Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 p.m.", Corey texted Gillum on August 10, 2016. On Aug. 10, Corey sent Gillum a text saying, "Hey brother, just checking in with you".
Wilcox said elected officials are allowed to accept gifts from family, but not lobbyists.
'The way to keep our communities safe is to work with law enforcement, not against law enforcement, and you need to identify those individuals who should not have access to firearms, ' he said.