The Democrats just nominated an extremist Soros-funded socialist for governor in Florida

· August 29, 2018  
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The far Left is enthusiastic Wednesday after a candidate backed by socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won an upset victory in Florida’s Democratic primary for governor. But he is too extreme to win.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, 39, came from a fourth-place showing in the polls to win the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday night, defeating the front-runner and establishment candidate Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla. Gillum’s win is described as “a victory for party purists, who argued Democrats needed to align behind an unabashed liberal in order to energize the party,” according to the Miami Herald. He was the clear choice of progressive groups including Indivisible, Our RevolutionNextGen AmericaThe Collectivethe Working Families Party, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and he was financially supported by “billionaires Tom Steyer and George Soros.”

His campaign platform reflects the far-left ideology of socialists like Bernie Sanders, whom Gillum claims to have a “shared vision” with.

On the issues, Gillum:

  • Is hostile to the Second Amendment and wants to repeal Florida’s “stand your ground” law, calling the law “reckless” and saying individuals defending their homes are “being judge, jury and executioner off their own subjective view that they’re under threat;”
  • Thinks Florida’s low taxes are bad and that it’s a “myth” they attract businesses. He opposes using tax incentives to attract business;
  • Wants to abolish ICE “in its current form;”
  • Supports the proven failure of a mandatory $15 minimum wage;
  • Is a true believer in Bernie Sanders’ single-payer “Medicare for All” program;
  • Opposes Florida’s school choice initiatives and says, “Handing our education system, the public system over to for-profit charters has been a mistake;”
  • Explicitly wants to impeach President Donald Trump:

Gillum is a far-left extremist. His radical positions ought to be disqualifying for a state like Florida, which is currently dominated by full Republican control of state government.

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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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