Democrat Andrew Gillum says he’s ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis.


Gillum posted a reside video on Fb on Saturday afternoon during which he congratulated DeSantis. Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night time, however retracted it after the margin between the 2 candidates narrowed. The race went to a legally required recount, however after an preliminary machine recount DeSantis nonetheless led Gillum by greater than 30,000 votes.


Gillum, who’s Tallahassee’s mayor, isn’t saying what he plans to do subsequent.


“Keep tuned,” he mentioned in his transient remarks. Nonetheless, Gillum says he’ll stay politically energetic, including “the struggle for Florida continues.”


Gillum’s announcement got here hours after President Donald Trump mentioned on Twitter that Gillum can be a “robust Democrat warrior” and a “power to reckon with.”


There was no fast response from DeSantis or his marketing campaign.






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