Home2020 Elections8/28 Arizona, Florida Primaries Night & Open Thread; Gillum Wins in Gov Race in FL!!!
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humphrey

I am pulling for Gillum as Graham is not what I would call progressive. In Arizona a Sinema victory would only add to the dinos in the Democratic Senatorial caucus.

humphrey

Unfortunately by looking at the earlymap results it looks like Levine will pull in enough votes to give the victory to Graham.

humphrey

One good thing is that Tim Canova will be challenging DWS as an independent in November.

magsview

Canova is still so motivated. What a battle he picked! Seems like so many shenanigans in that race.

magsview

It seems to be tightening up with Gillum vs. Graham. What a nail-biter!

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magsview

I was able to grab that about 8:12pm before NYT shut me down.

orlbucfan

I have it on the local yokel networks down here. 🙂 Shoutout to wi60: what’s up with all the flooding that hit WI today????

magsview

Evacuations! 🙁

orlbucfan

Oh gawd! 🙁

wi60

Been busy had 4-5 inches of rain my area which some of went into my basement which is a first for my home but managed to contain it so basically cleaning up a 2am -5am our time. Today with the hi dew points it was late tornado outbreak in the fox valley area with 2-4 inches more of rain. No deaths reported but flood damage is still being assessed through out my area. This amount of rain fall is not normal and the storms were running a train track effect one right after another. About 20000 w/o power around the area. This is tropical rain type amounts up here.

orlbucfan

You and your family stay safe. Climate change…grrrrrrrr…good thing this old head has low BP.

wi60

Thx orl, just tired from the mid morning clean up but consider myself fortunate as a lot of people are dealing with worse problems. a co worker had a tree fall on their house. But all friends and family are ok

humphrey

Wow! I hadn’t checked in a while. Gillum has taken the lead!

orlbucfan

Yep, by 1% over Graham. Entire state is reporting in now. All polls are closed. Come on Andrew!!!!!!

LieparDestin

Gillum’s run a 100% progressive campaign. It will be a BFD if he wins, matching and ultimately perhaps even succeeding Ocasio-Cortez’s victory on scale of importance.

LieparDestin

orlbucfan

AS of right now 8:34 EDT Gillum is ahead of Graham but only by a few thousand. Over 1.2M votes tallied for this one race. The American voters showed up cos we got a choice. YEEAY!!

LieparDestin

Thanks @Benny!

orlbucfan

T and R, Benny!!

magsview

Yes, thank you Benny!

Been so swept up that I forgot to thank you.

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

If anyone learns anything about the Dem races mentioned above, would love to know! Im off to bed, ‘see’ you in the morning!

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

wi60

Need that ✔ for him !!!!!!!!

LieparDestin

orlbucfan

84% precincts reporting in Gillum is 25,000+ votes ahead of Graham. I’m monitoring it on the Tampa Bay paper.

orlbucfan

I can not get over the turn out numbers. This is such a YUGE shot in the arm for us who believe in our democracy and want to TAKE IT BACK!!! We’re looking at 1.5M voter in just the Democratic FL State Governor’s Primary. This is terrific!!

humphrey

Things are looking better. AS of 9:05

Democratic Primary
Candidate
Vote
Pct.

Andrew Gillum
472,975
33.6%

Gwen Graham
446,748
31.7

Philip Levine
286,563
20.3

Others
202,963
14.4

1,409,249 votes, 86% reporting (5,109 of 5,968 precincts)

orlbucfan

humphrey, this is just one statewide race. Look at the totals!!!! That’s why I am so psyched!!!

humphrey

I am happy for you and us. It will help down ballot races if there will be a true progressive on the top of the ballot.

wi60

Hey Orl if he wins will the others lend their support as he will need that to beat your version of walker in Fl?

orlbucfan

If he follows the Dean/Sanders blueprint–visit every county/only accept non-corpse/ordinary people donations, he will win. Gillum already has mayoral experience. Tallahassee is the state capitol so he’s seasoned for a young dude.

LieparDestin

Im laughing at twitter comments that dont want to give Bernie any credit, infact saying that his endorsement hurt Gillum and cost him votes (black ones of course… because they hate bernie….). In other words,more people would have voted for Gillum’s platform of Medicare For All, getting rid of ICE, etc and that they felt so strongly about it they… voted for a centrist establishment Dem because Bernie. Lol. Ultimately though I do think Gillum’s showing up anywhere and everywhere is really what put him over the top, and ultimately will Beto as well.

polarbear4

they’re talking about themselves. vindictive little frackers.

orlbucfan

Highest turnout in years reporting from South Florida!!!!! Yes, yes, yes!!!!

orlbucfan

9:16EDT: AP has just called it for Andrew Gillum. I picked him even before Our Revolution did. I won a few and lost a few today, but this one….sure feels good!! See you guys/gals tomorrow. 🙂 🙂

wi60

same here i’m one tired puppy see you all tomorrow evening

LieparDestin

I think were all about 6 months to a year ahead of the prog o organizations when it comes to candidate support/knowledge of their existence.

magsview

I remember you supporting him way early orl!

polarbear4

Congrats OBF!!!🎉🎊🎈

humphrey

ACCORDING TO THE NYT GILLUM HAS WON!!!!!!!

orlbucfan

Yee-Haw!!!

humphrey

Happy Dance!

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humphrey

humphrey

I couldn’t help myself. I took a quick trip to the dark side (TOP) to check their election results. To sum it up overall they are not a bunch of happy campers. It makes me feel good!

polarbear4

T&R Benny. 🙂

polarbear4

magsview

The $$ difference is quite dramatic.

TheLeftistheCenter

Money is just stored labor and activism is actual labor and though the two can be equated, very rarely does stored labor have the enthusiasm actual labor does and thats our real advantage.

polarbear4

I like that perspective!

humphrey

President Hillary Clinton and her one billion dollar campaign is a good example of that.

polarbear4

Trying to get his acceptance speech here.

jcitybone

Good for Graham

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humphrey

That looks quite professionally done. Perhaps she was expecting the result. That said it was a good gesture.

polarbear4

She prolly had different texts ready. 🙂

humphrey

A good writeup from Politico.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/28/arizona-florida-primaries-trump-elections-governor-senate-799192

Sanders-backed Gillum notches Florida primary stunner

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum delivered an upset victory in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday night, toppling several well-funded candidates after a late surge in the polls and setting up a general election matchup against Trump-endorsed GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Gillum, who rallied with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) before the primary and won support from state and national progressive groups, edged ahead of former Rep. Gwen Graham in the Democratic primary, with 34 percent of the vote to Graham’s 31 percent. Gillum would be the first African-American governor of Florida if he wins, and he ran to the left of Graham, the early frontrunner, capitalizing on the energy surging through the Democratic Party’s liberal wing.

humphrey

Also from The Hill

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/404097-andrew-gillum-wins-florida-democratic-gubernatorial-race-in-stunning-upset

Sanders-backed Andrew Gillum wins major upset in Florida Dem gov primary

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), pulled off a stunning win in Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, edging out former Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.).

Gillum won the primary with 34 percent of the vote, the Associated Press projected with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Graham, the daughter of former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), won 32 percent of the vote.

The come-from-behind win defied expectations and is bound to invite comparisons to the win by progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who stunned the political world in June by defeating established Rep. Joe Crowley in a New York Democratic primary.

magsview

It’s hard not to like that headline 😉

humphrey

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