Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum insult each other in final Florida debate

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks to supporters after he was endorsed by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello during a campaign rally on Oct. 1 in Kissimmee

Tallahassee mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum delivered an answer so good and so cutting when asked about his opponent's ties to racist groups that it single-handedly redeemed the state.

Chestnut, who is black, said she believes the call was "specifically created to intimidate me and any other African-Americans that hold a leadership role".

When asked to respond, Gillum effectively took his opponent behind the woodshed.

Corey turned more than 100 pages of records to the ethics commission, which is investigating trips to Costa Rica and NY that Gillum took in 2016, reports the Times. The poll is the first since the primaries last month to put the conservative DeSantis ahead of Bernie Sanders supporter Gillum.

The hour-long event bounced from the Broadway show Hamilton to healthcare and eventually sank to mudslinging, even including declarations from Gillum of "shame on you". "So I'm, asking you to do whatever you can between now and Election Day because if I'm governor, Florida is going to continue to lead the way", DeSantis said.

He claimed the tickets were a gift from his brother, which means they wouldn't need to be reported.

Andrew Gillum, Democratic contender for Florida Governor, got a free ticket to a Broadway show from undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, records show.

He bashed Gillum, who serves as Mayor of Tallahassee, for being soft on crime and wanting to abolish ICE, which he said would leave child molesters on the streets. But Gillum did not address his friendship with Pittman, who is his gubernatorial run's finance chair and remains a driving force of his campaign.

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"I received my money legally and through my congressional office", DeSantis said.

In preparation for the NY trip, Miller texted Corey, "I have the boat lined up for the trip in August", on July 12, 2016.

On Tuesday, new documents from the FBI's investigation seemed to contradict a claim from Gillum. I was informed by my brother at the time that he gave Adam Corey tickets to a Jay Z and Beyonce concert of which I understand they took later. "Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 p.m.", Corey texted Gillum on August 10, 2016, according to the records. "I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist", Gillum said in a retort that quickly went viral.

Previously, Gillum said that he and his wife paid cash for the May 2016 Costa Rica accommodations.

When the text messages showed a different story, he said he was unaware they came from Miller and castigated DeSantis and critics for "engaging in stereotypes" about black men. Gillum has insisted that the "Hamilton" tickets came from his brother.

Wilcox said elected officials are allowed to accept gifts from family, but not lobbyists.

Gillum noted that teachers' salaries in Florida are ranked the 45th lowest of the 50 states. One, Jacob Engels, a contributor to the far-right conspiracy website Infowars, shouted that Gillum is "a radical Jew hater who supports mob violence", drawing a loud chorus of boos from the crowd.

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