This is the video of the entire debate, and then some...
The Miami Herald endorsed Gillum one day ago. So, too, at the end of this article, did the newspapers in Orlando, Tampa Bay, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach, all quite eloquently. So what comes next? DeSantis' concession speech two weeks early?
"The tenacity, political smarts and commitment to public service that propelled this Tallahassee mayor to victory from the bottom of the pack of better-known candidates in August's Democratic primary speak volumes," writes the editorial board. "We think that each quality will serve him well as he likely confronts and negotiates with a Republican-dominated Legislature."
The newspaper particularly took to task GOP leaders in Tallahassee, who the editorial board wrote have become "used to falling into line behind a governor whose often skewed sense of public service too often matched their own."
"Floridians can only expect more of the same should Gillum's Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, move into the Governor's Mansion," the board wrote.
The endorsement marks another success in landing major newspaper endorsements in Florida. Gillum previously landed endorsements from the Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Tampa Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel
About the bizarre declining to talk to the vital editorial board:
Original article by James Call in the Tallahassee Democrat, followed by the Hill's AVERY ANAPOL - 10/22/18
Republican Florida gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis on Monday pulled himself entirely out of scheduled meetings with the editorial boards of a very important chain of newspapers connected to USA Today.
Editorial board meetings are generally held with political candidates before the newspaper makes its endorsement. The meeting with DeSantis would have been broadcast on Facebook Live and featured questions from Floridians.
The Tallahassee Democrat, one of six papers that comprises USA Today's Florida network reported that a the DeSantis campaign spokesman informed the paper that he would not attend an editorial board meeting with the newspaper and representatives of the editorial boards of other papers in USA Today's network in Florida.
DeSantis's Democratic opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, is scheduled to meet with the newspaper network next week.
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