Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum was the surprise winner of the Democratic Party gubernatorial primary when the votes were all counted. Gwen Graham, the daughter of former Florida governor Bob Graham, had been considered the frontrunner for the nomination.
The FAMU alum becomes the first African American to capture a major party nomination for governor in Florida
He goes on to face in the general election Rep. Ron
These dual wins combined with Ron DeRacist's 'monkey this up' comment dissing Gillum less than 24 hours after he'd made history will no doubt juice African-American turnout in Florida for the general election, and that will have down ballot implications for other Florida Democratic candidates.
The other wild card in this Florida race is the 100,000 Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida after being displaced from the island in the wake of the piss poor response to Hurricane Maria by the Trump misadministration
We'll see on November 6