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Obama endorses Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for FL governor.

By: - October 1, 2018 1:19 pm

Former U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for governor Monday morning.

“Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something – to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service,” the former U.S. President wrote in a Twitter post.

A photo of Obama’s second wave of nationwide midterm election endorsements was attached to the tweet. Andrew Gillum’s name was at the top of the list of Florida endorsements, followed by Sen. Bill Nelson and others.

“It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement and support of President Barack Obama,” Gillum said in a statement. “He exemplifies true patriotism and characterizes the American values that both the country and Florida are striving to recapture. As Governor, we’ll build on his legacy by making healthcare a right, not a privilege, investing in our children’s education, and protecting the environment for our future generation of Floridians.”

See the post and list of endorsements here.

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CD Davidson-Hiers
CD Davidson-Hiers

CD Davidson-Hiers is a 2017 summa cum laude graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Creative Writing and French. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key honors societies, and has received multiple writing awards for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Prior to joining the Florida Phoenix, CD worked at the Tallahassee Democrat and has bylines in Tallahassee Magazine. She is a native of Pensacola and currently lives in Tallahassee with her tabby cat, Faulkner.