In an often contentious final gubernatorial debate, Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis squared off, with Gillum’s remarks hitting a crescendo on the topic of race.
“He has neo-Nazis helping him out in the state. He has spoken at racist conferences,” Gillum said. “He has accepted a contribution and would not return it from someone who referred to the former President of the United States as a Muslim [spelled-out N-word].”
“I’m not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist,” Gillum finished. “I’m simply saying that the racists believe he is a racist.”
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 25, 2018