Everyone doubted mayor of Tallahassee Andrew Gillum. He was the only candidate who wasn’t a millionaire. He was number 4 in the polls only 2 weeks ago. He was believed to be a long shot. Now, the HBCU grad won the Democratic primary for governor of Florida. In his powerful acceptance speech, he said, “I am overwhelmed. There were just a few people who said that this moment would not be possible. And then there were a few more who believed that this thing was possible.”
Watch a clip below:
Gillum is the first African American to win the Democratic primary for governor of Florida and if he wins in November, he will join Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland, who we are also rooting for in November to be governors of their state.
Twitter is obviously exploding with joy. See the reactions below.
I’m about to shout all over this here house! Come on Andrew Gillium!!— Aprill O. Turner, APR (@aprilloturner) August 29, 2018
How can I be in Florida and in Georgia on Election Day this year!? 😂😂 👍🏾👏🏾🙌🏾
Dear national media, DON'T YOU DARE try to examine HOW @AndrewGillum won and get it wrong. Y'all know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. This was a ground game. He was in 3rd/4th place last week. Don't make me cuss!— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 29, 2018
Andrew Gillum made history tonight! So, allow us to reintroduce this King, Florida’s 1st African-American Democratic Nominee for Governor. August 28, 2018 another pivotal moment for #BlackHistory! #BlackExcellence @AndrewGillum pic.twitter.com/T2KmKlkZDs— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) August 29, 2018
STACEY ABRAMS AND ANDREW GILLUM COULD BE TWO WHOLE BLACK PROGRESSIVE GOVERNORS IN THE SOUTH AT THE SAME TIME. pic.twitter.com/MuduIJbcR2— THIQUE CHURCH GIRL. (@MsPackyetti) August 29, 2018
14. Kamala Harris Showed The Love…
Congratulations to @AndrewGillum on his historic victory in tonight's primary. He’s a strong progressive leader and will make a great Governor of Florida!— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2018
15. And Of Course Bernie Sanders…
Congratulations to @AndrewGillum on his victory. Tonight, Floridians joined Andrew in standing up and demanding real change and showed our nation what is possible when we stand together. Let's make history this November and make Andrew Gillum the next Governor of Florida.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 29, 2018