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Bernie Sanders Endorses Andrew Gillum for Governor

August 1, 2018 - 9:45am
Bernie Sanders and Andrew Gillum
Bernie Sanders and Andrew Gillum

With less than a month to go until the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum reeled in a major endorsement on Wednesday as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., backed him. 

Sanders, a socialist who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and who has opened the door to another bid in 2020, threw his support to Gillum on Wednesday morning. 

“I’m proud to endorse Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in his race for governor of Florida,” Sanders said. “As governor, Andrew Gillum will work to provide health-care for all through a Medicare-for-All program, raise the minimum wage to a living wage, invest in sustainable energy, improve education, make sure the wealthiest corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and be welcoming to immigrants. Andrew has never backed down from a fight, including beating the NRA and standing up against xenophobic politicians. Andrew Gillum will set a new course for Florida — a governor who represents all the people and not just powerful special interests.”

“It’s an honor to have Senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement in this campaign,” Gillum said. “He has been an unapologetic fighter for everyday working people standing up to the special interests. From Medicare-for-All, to a $15 minimum wage, his ideas and platform have become the Democratic Party’s north star on economic justice for those who need it most. 

“As governor, I promise to get up every single day ready to fight for a state that puts working people first; that makes affordable health care a right for every Floridian; and a state that is powered by its people. I’m proud to have his support," Gillum added. 

Recent polls have put Gillum behind three other Democrats in the primary as former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and billionaire Jeff Greene are all ahead of him. The primary will be held on August 28. 

Comments

Love it! You go, Bernie! Endorse as many Florida Liberal politicians as you can find. What a great gift to our Republican candidates!

Never knew that Gillium was THAT far off his rocker... if Bernie ever endorsed ME, I'd slap the S**T out of him. I'm a Freedom-loving PATRIOT!

Ask Bernie why his wife wasen't indicted for stealing 10 million dollars, while a University President? I guess she had the same FBI Director named Comey, that found Hillary Clinton innocent of giving Top Secret emails to our enemy through her private server. Oh, Wiki-Leaks has those 33,000 emails belonging to Hillary. Yes, more Top Secret emails. Yes, Hillary, Web is dead, so he can't visit you in prison?

Ha! Bernie’s endorsement of Gillum is the kiss of death for Gillum. One communist supporting another!!

So ... you prefer the fascist Trump to the communist Sanders? (And, just so you know ... Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian ultra-nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.)

Thus Trump is not a fascist and your hyperbolic rants are dismissable. Regardless and to answer your question even without having been asked: I'd prefer anyone who would actually preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America as it was written - not the way it has been contorted, distorted and bastardized over the years by all three branches.

Right so that’s why Trump is trying to cut taxes and regulations and overall government power so he concentrate his authority. He would be doing the exact opposite under the definition of fascism

Reporters and political commentators SHOULD know the difference ... between "socialist" ... and "democratic socialist". This country is already a primarily democratic socialist country ... with public education ... public roads and highways ... public library systems ... social services programs ... public and national parks ... the veterans' administration ... Medicaid ... Medicare ... Social Security disability and retirement benefits ... and much, much more. And ... Trump putting up $12 billion in taxpayers' dollars to reimburse farmers for the financial hits they've taken due to Trump's trade policies ... is DEFINITELY "socialism"!

Oh so you get to vote for the Socialist of your choice.

BERNIE SANDERS IS NOTHING BUT A FULL FLEDGED COMMUNIST!!! HELLS BELLS THAT GILLUM SHOULD BE GOVERNOR, IN FACT HE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE OF ANY KIND. THEY ARE TWO COMMUNISTS. THEY LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TYRANNY, CONTROL, AND MISERY. THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT FOR FLORIDIANS AND THE REST OF THIS PLANET, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE REALLY ASPIRING FOR: https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/the-dark-agenda-behind-globalism-and-open-borders/

You're nuts! Or ... maybe better ... YOU'RE NUTS!!!

Misery is not having healthcare, and tyranny and control are much more a part of the Trump Administration that begs for loyalty

Added to your misery is your incapability to distinguish between health coverage and health care.

Does Chris King know about this?

that and $2. 49 will get you a cup of coffee in a Waffle House. Good luck with that endorsement in a Statewide race. How did Bernie do again in Florida?

I thought Waffle House had more reasonable prices. Link?

Yeah,.. too bad they don't have pancakes

Let me just dumb down that headline so everyone will understand: Looser Sanders Endorses Looser Gillum for Governor. You are welcome!!!

It's "loser", and you're welcome too!

Thanks OJ. I like you. We do not have to agree politically to be friends. OJ MY BESTIE !!!!

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