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Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Targeted by Racist Robocall

HeadlineSep 04, 2018

In Florida, gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is speaking out after he was targeted by a racist robocall paid for by a white supremacist group. Gillum is aiming to be Florida’s first black governor. This is a clip of the robocall. A warning: It is extremely racist.

Racist robocall: “Well, hello there. I is Andrew Gillum, and I be the mayor of Tallahassee.”

This is gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum responding to the racist robocalls in an interview with CNN.

Mayor Andrew Gillum: “I want to make sure that we don’t racialize and, frankly, weaponize race as a part of this process, which is why I’ve called on my opponent to really work to rise above some of these things. People are taking their cues from him, from his campaign and from Donald Trump. And we saw in Charlottesville that that can lead to real, frankly, dangerous outcomes.”

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