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Obama endorses Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 11:17:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Former President Barack Obama is endorsing  Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum for Florida Governor.

Obama shared the news on Twitter at 12:46 p.m.:

Senator Bill Nelson was also included in the extensive list of candidates named in the tweet.

In early August, Obama endorsed several Democratic candidates, but did not include any candidates in Florida ahead of the state's Primary Election.

In a statement, Obama called Gillum a "proven fighter."

President Donald Trump has also made his own endorsements in the Florida races. A day before the Primary Election in Florida, Trump tweeted out his support for both Former Congressman Ron DeSantis and Florida Rick Scott: